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1996 Queen's 70th Birthday £5 Crown Silver Proof

1996 Queen’s 70th Birthday £5 Crown Silver Proof Reverse
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When Princess Elizabeth was born in 1926, nobody could have foreseen the sequence of events that would lead to her becoming Queen at the age of 25, from her uncle’s abdication to her father’s early death. Seventy years later, The Royal Mint released a series of coins to celebrate her birthday, one of which is this silver proof Five Pound crown. The reverse, designed by Avril Vaughan, features Windsor Castle pictured behind five flags. These flags represent various features of Her Majesty’s duty and reign: one bears the Royal Standard, one is the Union Jack, one depicts The Queen’s own personal flag, and the remaining two pennants bear the years 1926 and 2016. The obverse design is by artist Raphael Maklouf’s who’s effigy of The Queen was featured on coins from 1985 until 1997. Around the edge is the inscription ‘VIVAT REGINA ELIZABETHA,’ or ‘Long Live Elizabeth’ wishing Her Majesty many more years on the throne. 39,336 of these silver proof £5 coins were issued in this format in .925 sterling silver. It weighs 28.28 grams and has a diameter of 38.61 millimetres.
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Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Raphael Maklouf. Third official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · FIVE POUNDS'.

Reverse

Windsor Castle depicted behind five flags representing Royal Standard, Union Jack, The Queen's personal flag, and the dates 1926 and 1996. Artist: Avril Vaughan.

Specification

Proof coin. 28.28 grams of .925 sterling silver. Diameter: 38.61 millimeters. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds.

Presentation

One of 39,336 in this presentation. Presented in the original box with its numbered certificate of authenticity. 

Condition

The images provided of this product are stock photos. The coin you receive will be from the same issue and will have the same specifications. Some modern UK coins naturally develop toning or milk spots over time and these features may be present on the coin you receive. We cannot exchange coins displaying toning or milkspots.

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