2020 Tower of London The Royal Mint £5 Gold Proof Crown
An attractive addition to the Tower of London Collection, celebrating the history of The Royal Mint on a 22 carat Gold Proof Five Pound coin.
The 2020 Tower of London Collection
The second collection in a popular collaboration between The Royal Mint and Historic Royal Palaces, the 2020 Tower of London Collection celebrates the proud connection between the Tower and the history of coin production.
Four designs were released as part of the 2020 Collection: The Infamous Prison, The White Tower, The Royal Menagerie and The Royal Mint. Coins in this collectible series have been released in Gold Proof - like this example - as well as Brilliant Uncirculated and Silver Proof editions.
Timothy Noad's Historic Design
Like all the coins in the 2020 Tower of London Collection, the 2020 Tower of London The Royal Mint £5 Gold Proof Crown features a reverse by Timothy Noad.
Noad is known for his medieval-style calligraphy and illuminations, as well as his coin design. He is also the artist responsible for the 2015 Royal Arms One Pound, as well as the reverses of the 2002 and 2005 Sovereigns.
Noad's design for the 2020 Tower of London The Royal Mint £5 Gold Proof Crown features the image of another coin: an Edward I penny.
The Legacy of King Edward I
Edward the First centralised English minting activity at the Tower of London around the year 1279. Among the first coins struck in the security of the Tower were these silver pennies, featuring a distinctive cross reverse and the legend ‘CIVITAS LONDON'.
On Noad's reverse the penny appears crowned in front of a Norman arched window: a hallmark of the 2020 Tower of London Collection and a distinctive feature of the Tower's architecture.
This subtle, clean-lined design is paired with Jody Clark's definitive portrait of Elizabeth II to the obverse. The edge of this 2020 Gold Proof coin reads ‘THE ROYAL MINT'.
The Royal Mint at the Tower of London
Founded by William the Conqueror in the years after the Norman Conquest, the Tower of London was already old when the Royal Mint was moved within its walls. The Mint was based between the inner and outer curtain walls - an area still known as Mint Street - until production was moved to Tower Hill in the early 1800s.
The Tower has also functioned as a prison, a fortress, an arsenal, a palace and a record office. Today the site welcomes thousands of tourists, looking to catch sight of the Crown Jewels.
A Gold Proof Five Pound Coin
The 2020 Tower of London The Royal Mint £5 Gold Proof Crown is an elegant celebration of the Tower of London's long and storied history. Struck to finest proof standard on a 38.61 millimetre surface, this Five Pound coin is the best was to appreciate Noad's design.
Your 2020 Tower of London The Royal Mint £5 Gold Proof Crown is composed of 22 carat gold with a fineness of 916.7. The total weight is 39.94 grams meaning the gold weight of this Crown coin is 36.613 or 1.1771 troy ounces.
The gold composition of this 2020 Tower of London coin means that it is not subject to VAT. Additionally, as legal tender with a face value of Five Pounds, the 2020 Tower of London The Royal Menagerie £5 Gold Proof Crown is Capital Gains Tax exempt.
A Collectible Coin from The Royal Mint
Whether the 2020 Tower of London The Royal Mint £5 Gold Proof Crown completes your collection of Tower of London coins or represents your first purchase, we think this is an excellent addition.
This series reminds us of everything we love about collectible coins from The Royal Mint: a rich history, great designs from top artists and an unmatched attention to detail. As one of only 125 issued, its worth picking this piece up now.
Your 2020 Tower of London The Royal Mint £5 Gold Proof Crown comes in its original The Royal Mint presentation box with an informative booklet and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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