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2004 Entente Cordiale Five Pound Crown Gold Proof Coin

2004 Entente Cordiale Five Pound Crown Gold Proof Coin Boxed
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England and France have historically been enemies and rivals, but the 1904 Entente Cordiale (French for 'Cordial Agreement') formally ended nearly 1,000 years of intermittent conflict. The signing of the agreement in 1904 between London and Paris heralded the beginning of an unprecedented period of strong Anglo-French relations. The terms primarily addressed colonial demarcation, and the agreement was crucial in establishing Franco-British cooperation in the years proceeding the First World War. 100 years on, The Royal Mint celebrated with a new Five Pound coin, amid a series of commemorative events on both sides of the channel, organised for the centenary. The design of this Crown coin shows the female personifications of both nations: Britannia, wearing a helmet and holding a trident and her counterpart, Marianne, wearing the Phrygian cap. This reverse is the work of English artist David Gentleman. 'ENTENTE CORDIALE' and the anniversary dates appear around his motif. Gentleman's reverse is paired with Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. Struck to proof standard in 39.94 grams of 22 carat gold, this collectable proof coin measures 38.61 millimetres across and is offered in its original Royal Mint presentation box. The official numbered certificate of authenticity is included, with our price also including free UK delivery. Only 926 coins were ever issued in the limited edition presentation.
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Obverse

Fourth official UK coin effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley. Lettering: 'ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS'.

Reverse

Conjoined figures of Marianne and Britannia by David Gentleman. Lettering: 'ENTENTE CORDIALE 1904 2004'.

Specification

Total weight of 39.94 grams, with a fine gold weight of 1.177 troy ounces. Diameter: 38.61 millimetres. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds. 0.9167 fine (22-carat). Struck to the Royal Mint's proof standard.

Presentation

Offered in wooden presentation box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. One of only 926 gold proof coins issued in this limited edition presentation.

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