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1997 Golden Wedding £5 Crown BU in Folder

UKSWBU 1997 Golden Wedding £5 Crown BU in Folder Packaging
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The then Princess Elizabeth, daughter of king George VI and heir presumptive to the British throne, married Greek and Danish Prince, Philip Mountbatten on 20 November 1947. It was an occasion which lifted the spirits of a country which had endured long years of war. Fifty years later, celebrations for their golden wedding anniversary included a service at Westminster Abbey, a lunch at the Guildhall, a Gala Concert at the Royal Festival Hall and a Ball at Windsor Castle. In honour of the occasion, The Royal Mint released a series of commemorative coins, including this Brilliant Uncirculated Five Pound with two unique designs. The obverse depicts a joint portrait of The Queen and Prince Philip in a pose described as dignified and reflective. This design by Philip Nathan is reminiscent of earlier dual portraits of William and Mary, and Queen Victorian and Prince Albert. The reverse - designed by Leslie Durbin - shows a pair of shields featuring the Royal Arms and the Arms of the Duke of Edinburgh with a crown above and an anchor below. The crown, St Edward’s crown, is routinely worn by Her Majesty for state duties, while the anchor symbolises Prince Philip’s extensive career in the Royal Navy. Produced in the same cupro-nickel alloy as the coins in your change, this BU £5 is finished to a much higher standard to give a beautiful finish with every detail evident. Weighing the standard 28.28 grams with a diameter of 38.61 millimetres, this crown comes in its original presentation wallet with additional pictures and information about the Royal couple’s fifty year marriage.
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Obverse

Joint portrait of The Queen and Prince Philip by Philip Durbin. Inscription: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · PHILIP · PRINCEPS'. Artist: Philip Nathan.

Reverse

Pair of shields, the Royal Arms and Prince Philip's coat of Arms. Crown on top of shields and anchor below. Dates: 1947 and 1997 and 20 November. Five Pound denomination along the bottom. Artist: Leslie Durbin.

Specification

Brilliant Uncirculated coin. 28.28 grams of cupro-nickel. Diameter: 38.61 millimeters. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds.

Presentation

Offered sealed in its original purple folding sleeve from The Royal Mint with relevant historical information and photographs.

Condition

The images provided of this product are stock photos. The coin you receive will be from the same issue and will have the same specifications. Some modern UK coins naturally develop toning or milk spots over time and these features may be present on the coin you receive. We cannot exchange coins displaying toning or milkspots.

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