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2008 Queen Elizabeth I Accession Anniversary Five Pound Crown Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder

2008 Queen Elizabeth I Accession Anniversary Five Pound Crown Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder

Buy a 2008 Queen Elizabeth I Accession Anniversary Five Pound Crown Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder

£18.00
To commemorate 450 years since the accession of Queen Elizabeth I, the Royal Mint released a set of collectable crown coins, with this version being the cupronickel BU Five Pound edition. Elizabeth Tudor ascended to the throne aged just 25 in November 1558, following the death of her elder half sister, Queen Mary. She was crowned at Westminster Abbey in January 1559, and immediately set out a different style of rule to her unpopular half sister, bringing much stability to the realm. She ended up being the last monarch of the House of Tudor as she left no immediate heirs to her throne, and therefore became known as the Virgin Queen. Good Queen Bess died in March 1603, having ruled for nearly 45 years, and was succeeded by her distant cousin, James VI of Scotland. This brilliant uncirculated £5 coin features a crowned bust of Elizabeth I by silversmith Rod Kelly, who took inspiration from contemporary portraits. This appears within a quatrefoil shape which has Tudor roses in the inner angles with a foliage motif in the two of the outer angles. The inscription 'ELIZABETH REGINA' appears in curling script above and the anniversary dates in Roman numerals below: 'MDLVIII' and 'MMVIII'. Kelly's design is paired with Ian Rank-Broadley's engraving of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, which is the fourth such portrait used on UK coinage. Your pre-owned coin is offered in the original Royal Mint packaging, and specifications are a weight of 28.28 grams and a diameter of 38.61 millimetres. A perfect gift option for those interested in coinage and the history of the monarchy.
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Obverse

Fourth UK coinage portrait of Elizabeth II. Designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. Inscription reads: 'ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS'.

Reverse

Designed by Rod Kelly. Crowned portrait of Queen Elizabeth I within quadrilateral shape with Tudor roses in the inner corners. Inscription reads: 'ELIZABETH REGINA MDLVIII MMVIII'.

Specification

28.28 grams of cupro-nickel alloy. Diameter: 38.61 millimetres. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds (crown). Brilliant uncirculated finish.

Presentation

Coin is issued as standard in a protective capsule, housed in the original limited edition slipcase from the Royal Mint. Original packaging, which shows the coronation portrait of Queen Elizabeth I.

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