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2005 250th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Trafalgar Gold Proof Five Pound Coin

2005 250th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Trafalgar Gold Proof Five Pound Coin Boxed
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Gold proof Five Pound coin issued by the UK’s national mint to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. Despite being outnumbered, the Royal Navy, commanded by Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, secured a lauded victory, losing no ships and wreaking serious damage on a combined Franco-Spanish fleet, seeking to control the English Channel and clear the way for a Napoleonic invasion of Britain. Trafalgar marks the beginning of a period of British naval supremacy that would last until the Second World War and was celebrated at home with a large number of public monuments, including Nelson’s Column, in the centre of Trafalgar Square in central London. The reverse of this pre-owned commemorative coin features a design by Clive Duncan. The engraving is inspired by a painting by W L Wyllie, ‘A Panorama of the Battle of Trafalgar’. It shows Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory and HMS Temeraire as if viewed through a telescope from a rival French ship. The obverse shows Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the fourth definitive effigy of Her Majesty the Queen used on her coinage. Just 1,805 of these 22-carat 39.94 gram Crown coins were issued by The Royal Mint both in two-coin sets with the 2005 Nelson coin and in an individual presentation like this. This piece comes in its original presentation box with its numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.
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Ian Rank-Broadley's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Legend reads: 'ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D' with 'FIVE POUNDS' below.


Artist: Clive Duncan. Two ships - HMS Victory and HMS Temeraire - sails billowing in choppy waves. Legend: 'TRAFALGAR'. To left and right: '1805' and '2005'.




Official UK proof coin, struck in 39.94 grams of 22-carat (916.7 fine) gold. Diameter: 38.61 millimeters. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds.


From a limited edition presentation of just 1,805 coins issued by The Royal Mint in this 200th anniversary year. Offered in the original velvet covered presentation box with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.


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