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1990 Queen Mother 90th Birthday Five Pound Crown Gold Proof Coin

1990 Queen Mother 90th Birthday Five Pound Crown Gold Proof Coin In Box

Buy a 1990 Queen Mother 90th Birthday Five Pound Crown Gold Proof Coin

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22-carat gold proof 1990 Queen Mother Five Pound Crown coin in original presentation box with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed. These were the first Crowns issued after the denomination was retariffed with a face value of Five Pounds. The coin celebrates the ninetieth birthday of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Born in 1900, Elizabeth Bowes-Lion married the future king George V in 1923. She had two daughters, Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, Princess Margaret. Widowed in 1952 she was popularly known as the 'Queen Mum' until her passing in 2002. This obverse shows the third official coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth's daughter, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by Raphael Maklouf. This is paired with a reverse designed by Leslie Durbin which incorporates a double-E cypher for the two Elizabeths as well as a crown and national flower emblems. Struck in 39.94 grams of 916.7 gold to proof standard. Diameter: 38.61 millimetres. One of just 2,500 issued and still in pristine condition. Please note: the COA enclosed with this coin has minor annotations in ink to the back.
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Crowned third official coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael David Maklouf. Legend above: 'ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F · D' with denomination ('FIVE POUNDS') below.


Double 'E' cypher, flanked by a rose and a thistle, crown above. 'QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER' above and dates '1900 · 1990' below. Designer: Leslie Durbin.


22-carat gold proof UK Five Pound (£5) coin. Weight: 39.94 grams. Actual gold weight: 36.61. Diameter: 38.61 millimetres. Edge: milled.


This coin comes in its original Royal Mint box of issue with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed. Maximum mintage for this 1990 coin: 2,500 pieces.

The Queen Mother On UK Coins

Born in 1900, Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon came to prominence when she married the future King George VI in 1923. Following the abdication of Edward VIII, she acted as Queen Consort between 1936 and 1952 until her daughter, Elizabeth II, acceded to the throne. In her widowhood, she was affectionately known as the Queen Mother, and she maintained her lifelong passions for outdoor pursuits, especially fishing and horse racing. 

The Queen Mother became the first person other than a reigning monarch to be featured on a UK coin during their lifetime when The Royal Mint issued a 1980 Crown coin to mark her 80th birthday. Designed by Richard Guyatt, these coins are available in silver proof and cupronickel. In 1990 the Mint marked her 90th with another Crown with a reverse design by Leslie Durbin, this time denominated at Five Pounds (available in BUnc, silver proof and gold proof). The Queen Mum reached her 100th birthday in 2000, an occasion celebrated by a further £5, created by Ian Rank-Broadley. Buy this 2000 commemorative coin in BU, silver proof, piedfort silver proof or gold proof). Her passing in 2002 was a great loss to Her Majesty the Queen and the subject of a fourth and final Five Pound Crown, designed by Avril Vaughan (see this in BU, silver proof and gold proof).


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