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2000 Queen Mother 100th Birthday £5 Crown Gold Proof

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Minted in 39.94 grams of 22 carat gold, this Five Pound coin celebrates the hundredth birthday of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Born in 1900, Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon married the future King George VI in 1923. She was Queen of the United Kingdom from his accession in 1936 until her daughter, Elizabeth II, acceded to the throne following the death of her father in 1952. In her widowhood, the elder Queen Elizabeth was known as the ‘Queen Mother’ of ‘Queen Mum’ and remained consistently popular as the matriarch of the British royal family. This Crown coin is one of several celebrating her lifetime of service and features a one-off portrait by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley with cheering crowds celebrating the eras of her long life. This is paired with a bust by the same artist of her daughter, Her Majesty the Queen. Containing 1.1771 troy ounces of pure gold, this piece is struck to flawless proof standard. It is offered in its original velvet case from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity which confirms that only 3,000 of these collectible gold Five Pound coins were struck.
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Gold proof Five Pound coin celebrating the 100th birthday of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

The Queen Mother

Born in 1900, Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon came to prominence when she married the future King George VI in 1923. She was Queen of the United Kingdom between 1936 and 1952 when her daughter, Elizabeth II, acceded to the throne. In her widowhood she was affectionately known as the Queen Mother.

Several coins have been struck by The Royal Mint to celebrate the life of the Queen Mother. This includes, commemorative Crowns struck on her 80th and 90th birthdays (1980 and 1990 respectively). A memorial Five Pound coin was also offered in 2002 after her death at the age of 101.

The Two Queens

This piece, celebrating Queen Elizabeth's 100th birthday, features a special portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley. In it, she wears the Grenville Tiara and faces left. In a nod to her enduring popularity, crowds cheer behind her, some dressed in Victorian garb and others in modern clothing, indicating the eras she had lived through. Her signature appears below the portrait and the legend reads: 'QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER' and, within that, '1900-2000' and 'FIVE POUNDS'.

This is paired with an obverse, also by Ian Rank-Broadley, showing his fourth official coinage effigy of Queen Elizabeth’s daughter, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. This is accompanied by the legend: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2000'.

Gold Proof Crown

This celebratory Five Pound coin is struck in 39.94 grams of 22 carat gold. That equates to 1.1771 troy ounces of pure gold. Its struck to flawless proof standard and has a diameter of 38.61 millimetres

Given its gold content and legal-tender status, this coin is both VAT and GCT exempt.

It is offered in its original packaging from The Royal Mint which consists of a red velvet box, capsule and information booklet. The enclosed numbered certificate of authenticity confirms that this coin is from a limited mintage of 3,000 pieces.

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