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1998 Prince Charles 50th Birthday Five Pound Crown Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder

1998 Prince Charles 50th Birthday £5 Crown BU in Folder Packaging

Buy a 1998 Prince Charles 50th Birthday Five Pound Crown Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder

The son of Queen Elizabeth II, Charles was born on 14 November 1948 and was invested as Prince of Wales in 1969 when he was 21. He is currently the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history. To celebrate his 50th birthday, The Royal Mint released a series of commemorative coins, including this Brilliant Uncirculated Five Pound. The Prince’s Trust, which acts as inspiration for this Crown, was founded in 1976 in order to assist disadvantaged young people. Today, the Trust’s mission is to help young people between 11 and 30 get into jobs, education, or training. The reverse design is a collaboration between portrait painter Michael Noakes and Royal Mint engraver Robert Elderton. It depicts a portrait of Prince Charles above a ribbon reading ‘THE PRINCES TRUST. HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE TO SUCCEED.’ Behind this main feature are words relating to the positive work done by the Trust, including ‘advice,’ ‘enterprise,’ and ‘confidence.’ Around the edge, the legend spells ‘FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY OF HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES · 1948 · FIVE POUNDS · 1998.’ Adorning the obverse is Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Prince Charles’ mother, The Queen. Produced in the same cupro-nickel alloy as the coins in everyday change, this BU £5 is finished to a much higher standard to give a beautifully shiny finish. 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 Prince’s five decades.
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Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley. Fourth official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1998'.


Portrait of Prince Charles with ribbon and words relating to the work done by The Prince's Trust. Legend: 'FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY OF HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES · 1948 · FIVE POUNDS · 1998'. Artists: Robert Elderton and Michael Noakes. 


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


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


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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