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2000 Queen Mother 100th Birthday Five Pound Crown Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder

2000 Queen Mother 100th Birthday £5 Crown Brilliant Uncirculated Folder
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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 when 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. Her hundredth birthday was celebrated by The Royal Mint in 2000 with a range of Five Pound coins, including this Brilliant Uncirculated example. Its reverse features a tiara-wearing left-facing portrait of Elizabeth by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. In a nod to her enduring popularity, crowds cheer behind her, some dressed in Victorian garb and others in modern clothing, indicating the era of her birth and her centenary. Her popularity was evident in the swathes of flowers left by her London residence every year on her birthday, and the crowds gathering. Her signature appears below the portrait. The Queen Mother’s image is paired with a portrait of her daughter, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by the same artist on the obverse. This is the official coinage portrait in use between 1998 and 2015. The Five Pound comes in its original presentation sleeve with extra information and pictures about The Queen Mother; it is one of 241,261 in this presentation. In a standard weight of 28.28 grams and diameter of 38.61 millimetres.
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Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley. Fourth official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2000'.

Reverse

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, facing left by Ian Rank-Broadley. Legend: 'QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER' and, below that, '1900-2000' and 'FIVE POUNDS'. Signature below portrait.

Specification

28.28 grams of Cupronickel. Diameter: 38.61 millimeters. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds. Brilliant Uncirculated finish.

Presentation

One of 241,261 in this presentation. Presented in the original folder.

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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