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2001 Queen Victoria £5 Crown BU in Folder

UKVESPBU 2001 Queen Victoria £5 Crown BU in Folder Packaging
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The Victorian era saw unprecedented advances in almost every area of life. From innovative technological advances and rich cultural movements, to the aggression of Empire and rapid urbanisation, Britain at the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign was vastly different to that over sixty years later at her death. The Great Exhibition of 1851, which was chosen as inspiration for this commemorative Brilliant Uncirculated Five Pound coin by The Royal Mint. The Exhibition was conceived by Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, as a celebration of ingenuity and industrial progression. The Crystal Palace, as the Exhibition building became known, was made up of 300,000 panes of glass. Designer Mary Milner-Dickens created a design for the Crown piece that was inspired by the windows and iron framework of the Crystal Palace, as well as an effigy of the young Queen Victoria. This portrait was modelled on a portrait by William Wyon which was used on Victoria’s early coinage and the iconic Penny Black postage stamps. The obverse features Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Elizabeth II, the fourth official portrait in circulation. This BU crown comes in its original presentation wallet, which contains a wealth of information about the Victorian age and the inspiration behind this design. In a limited edition, the crown weighs the traditional 28.28g with a diameter of 38.61 millimetres. Although made from the same cupro-nickel alloy as the coins in your change, this special collectable version is struck in a higher finish, leaving a shinier and more discernible design.
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Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley. Fourth official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · FIVE POUNDS'.

Reverse

Portrait of Queen Victoria in a wedge in front of design inspired by Crystal Palace and 1851 Great Exhibition. Dates 1901 - 2001 at top. Denomination of 5 Pounds to left. Artist: Mary Milner-Dickens.

Specification

B UNC. 28.28 grams of Cupro-Nickel. Diameter: 38.61 millimeters. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds.

Presentation

Offered sealed in its original 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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