2000 Queen Mother 100th Birthday Five Pound Crown Gold Proof Coin
Gold proof Five Pound coin celebrating the 100th birthday of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley. Fifth official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2000'.
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.
39.94 grams of 22-carat gold. Diameter: 38.61 millimeters. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds. Finish: proof.
One of just 3,000 struck in this presentation. Presented in original box and capsule from The Royal Mint with its numbered certificate of authenticity.
Royal Design By Ian Rank-Broadley
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 2000 UK Crown Coin
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. It's struck to flawless proof standard and has a diameter of 38.61 millimetres
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.
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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