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1990 Queen Mother 90th Birthday £5 Crown Silver Proof

1990 Queen Mother 90th Birthday £5 Crown Silver Proof Boxed
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The first modern Crown-sized silver coin issued by The Royal Mint after this coin was retariffed with a face value of Five Pounds. In 1990 The Royal Mint celebrated the ninetieth birthday of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Born in 1900, Elizabeth Bowes-Lion married the future king George V in 1923. She had two daughters, Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, Princess Margaret. Widowed in 1952 she was popularly known as the ‘Queen Mum’ until her death in 2002. This commemorative Five Pound coin shows the third official coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth’s daughter, Her Majesty the Queen to the obverse. This is paired with a reverse designed by Leslie Durbin which incorporates a double-E cypher for the two Elizabeths as well as a crown and national flower emblems. Struck in 28.28 grams of .925 silver to proof standard. Diameter: 38.61 millimetres. 56,102 issued. Offered in original packaging with numbered certificate of authenticity.
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Obverse

Crowned third official coinage portrait of Elizabeth II by Raphael David Maklouf. Legend above: 'ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F · D' with denomination ('FIVE POUNDS') below.

Reverse

Double 'E' cypher, flanked by a rose and a thistle, crown above. 'QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER' above and dates '1900 · 1990' below. Designer: Leslie Durbin.

Specification

28.28 grams of .925 sterling silver, struck to flawless proof standard. 38.61 diameter.

Presentation

Offered in original capsule and box from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity. 56,102 issued.

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