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2006 Queen's 80th Birthday £5 Crown Piedfort Silver Proof

UK80PF 2006 Queen's 80th Birthday £5 Crown Piedfort Silver Proof Reverse
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Born in April 1926, Elizabeth II became heir presumptive in 1936 and came to the throne at the age of 25 in 1952. Now in her ninth decade, Her Majesty is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch in history. The Royal Mint has marked many milestones for the Queen but in 2006 they celebrated her eightieth birthday with a suite of Five Pound coins, including this Piedfort silver proof edition with selected gold plating. This Crown features a trio of fanfare or herald trumpets with ceremonial banners, bearing the royal arms. The trumpets are depicted with gold plating in a design which stands out. Designed by Danuta Solowiej Wedderburn, the legend reads ‘VIVAT REGINA’ which means ‘Long live the Queen’, a nod to the royal birthday. Around the edge is transcribed ‘DUTY SERVICE FAITH,’ recognising her strong relationship with the Church, as well as the role she plays in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth. Wedderburn’s design is paired with Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, in use between 1998 and 2015. Struck to proof standard in 56.56 grams of .925 sterling silver with selected gold plating, this Crown coin measures 38.61 millimetres across. It’s offered in its original presentation packaging and capsule from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity. 5,000 coins were issued in this presentation.
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Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley. Fourth official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · FIVE POUNDS'.

Reverse

Three herald trumpets in gold plating with ceremonial banners displaying royal arms. Legend reads: '1926 VIVAT REGINA 2006'. Edge inscription: 'DUTY SERVICE FAITH'. Artist: Danuta Solowiej-Wedderburn.

Specification

56.56 grams of .925 sterling silver with selected gold plating. Diameter: 38.61 millimetres. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds.

Presentation

One of 5,000 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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