skip to main content
Free shipping on all UK orders
Sell today for same day payments
All coins quality checked/authenticated

1999 Millennium Five Pound Crown Gold Proof Coin

1999 Millennium Five Pound Crown Gold Proof Coin Boxed

Buy a 1999 Millennium Five Pound Crown Gold Proof Coin

(VAT Exempt)
Limited edition gold proof millennium Five Pound coin from The Royal Mint, dated 1999. The Royal Mint released a selection of commemorative £5 Crowns to celebrate entering the third millennium AD. These collectors coins feature a clock-inspired design to the reverse, created by Jeffrey Matthews. A tiny map of the United Kingdom is carefully positioned so the hands of the clock - poised between 1999 and 2000 - align with the Prime Meridian, also known as the Greenwich Meridian, named for the Royal Observatory at Greenwich in London. The edge of this coin reads 'WHAT'S PAST IS PROLOGUE', a line taken from Shakespeare's The Tempest. The obverse of this pre-owned 22-carat gold coin features Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the fourth such definitive effigy used on Her Majesty's British currency. Weighing in at 39.94 grams, this Royal Mint coin has a fine proof finish. It is offered in its original presentation box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. The certificate confirms that just 2,500 of these coins were authorised for issue. Please note that this is the 1999-dated edition, rather than the 2000-dated piece issued the following year which is otherwise identical.
Log in to get notified when this product is back in stock.
Track Product


The fourth definitive portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right. Designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. Text: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 1999 ·'. The artists initials appear below the portrait.


Engraving by Jeffery Matthews showing clock hand pointing straight up in between the years 1999 and 2000. An outline of the British Isles and the text 'ANNO DOMINI' are placed in the centre, with the text translating as 'In the year of our Lord'.


The edge has this Shakespeare phrase as the inscription: 'WHAT'S PAST IS PROLOGUE'.


Finish: proof. Total weight: 39.94 grams. Diameter: 38.61 millimetres. Face value of £5 / Five Pounds. 22 carat gold.


Pre-owned UK coin. Offered in original limited edition packaging from The Royal Mint, which consists of a leather presentation box and a numbered certificate. LEP: 2,500.

Royal Mint Millennium Coins

The UK's national mint released a range of Five Pound coins to celebrate the millennium. These can be found dated both 1999 and 2000 though in other respects the design is the same.

Royal Mint millennium range coins feature Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to the obverse while the reverse shows a design by Jeffrey Matthews. This takes the form of a clock with both hands between 1999 and 2000. The hand marks the Greenwich Meridian across a map of the United Kingdom. With the words 'ANNO DOMINI' below.

These obverse and reverse designs are used on 1999 and 2000-dated coins from this range, including:

The 2000-dated brilliant uncirculated coin was also available for visitors to strike themselves at the Millennium Dome.


We are always proud to show off our previous customers experiences with you and what they thought of our purchasing through with Britannia Coins.

Ekomi Logo
Christopher DeSantis
5th January 2024
Phil H
1st September 2023
Alison M
31st August 2023
David R
30th August 2023
Roberto S
29th August 2023
Mark D
24th August 2023
Marc G
24th August 2023
Malcolm P
24th August 2023
William David E
24th August 2023
Kevin A
24th August 2023