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2000 Millennium Five Pound Crown Gold Proof Coin

2000 Millennium Five Pound Crown Gold Proof Coin Boxed

Buy a 2000 Millennium Five Pound Crown Gold Proof Coin

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Gold proof Millennium Five Pound coin with a limited edition of 1,487. The Royal Mint released a selection of commemorative £5 Crown coins in 2000 to celebrate entering the third millennium AD. They complement the Five Pound coins issued the year before, which have exactly the same design except on the obverse with the year date 1999. This 916.7 fine gold proof edition has been struck multiple times using hand-polished dies to give a really sharp finish, far better than on ordinary circulation coins. On the reverse, a simple yet striking clock design is visible, with the clock hands pointing to the very top of the coin, signifying midnight. Either side of the clock hands are the years 1999 and 2000, with an outline of the British Isles placed in the centre with the text 'ANNO DOMINI'. This clever engraving is the work of Jeffery Matthews, who is best known for designing stamps. The obverse shows the traditional portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley. It's her fourth portrait to feature on UK coinage. William Shakespeare is quoted on the edge of the coin, with the inscription reading 'WHAT'S PAST IS PROLOGUE'. The coin weighs a total of 39.94 grams, has a diameter of 38.61 millimetres and is legal tender for £5 / Five Pounds. You'll receive your limited edition pre-owned UK coin complete with presentation box and certificate, with the coin housed in a protective capsule. It’s advised that you avoid handling your collectable proof coin in order to preserve the pristine proof finish.
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Obverse

Fourth effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right. Designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. Text: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2000 ·'.

Reverse

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'.

Edge

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

Specification

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

Presentation

Pre-owned UK coin. Offered in original limited edition packaging from The Royal Mint, which consists of box and certificate. A total of 1,487 issued.

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