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2018 Coronation 65th Sapphire Anniversary Five Pound Crown Gold Proof Coin

UK18SCGP 2018 Coronation 65th Sapphire Anniversary Five Pound Crown Gold Proof Coin Boxed
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22-carat gold proof Royal Mint Five Pound coin issued to mark 65 years since Her Majesty the Queen's coronation. Elizabeth II became Queen at the age of 25 following the passing of her father, King George VI in February 1952. Her coronation took place the following year at Westminster Abbey, watched by millions of television viewers around the world. 65 years on the UK's national mint celebrated a remarkable anniversary with a range of limited edition coinage, including this premium gold proof Crown. This collector's piece features Jody Clark's portrait of The Queen, the fifth such effigy used on her money over her long reign. The reverse is the work of Royal Mint graphic designer Stephen Taylor and shows the coat of arms of the United Kingdom, surrounded by a wreath of laurels and oak with the royal cypher above. The legend around reads 'SAPPHIRE ANNIVERSARY' with the dates below: 1953-2018. This £5 coin is from a limited edition presentation of just 550 pieces and is struck in 39.94 grams of 916.7 gold. It measures 38.61 millimetres from inscribed edge to inscribed edge (the text reads: 'SHINE THROUGH THE AGES'. We'll supply this premium 2018 coin in its original presentation case with its numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.
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Obverse

Fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark, facing right. Legend: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS'.

Reverse

Image of the royal arms with laurels and oak leaves by Stephen Taylor. Above, the royal monogram of Queen Elizabeth II: 'E II R'; around above, inscription: 'SAPPHIRE ANNIVERSARY'. Below, the anniversary dates: '1953-2018'.

Edge

Inscribed: 'SHINE THROUGH THE AGES'.

Specification

Struck in 39.94 grams of 91.67% fine gold. Diameter of 38.61 millimetres. Struck to proof standard. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds.

Presentation

Premium UK coin from a limited edition presentation of 550 pieces. Ships in its original display case from The Royal Mint with its numbered certificate of authenticity and an information booklet.

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