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2016 Queen’s 90th Birthday £5 Crown Piedfort Silver Proof

UK1690PF 2016 Queen’s 90th Birthday £5 Crown Piedfort Silver Proof Boxed
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This silver proof piedfort Five Pound coin celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday; a landmark event as she became the first British monarch to reach their ninth decade. On 12 June 2016, 10,000 guests gathered for a street party on The Mall in London to celebrate the occasion. The guests were chosen to recognise The Queen’s patronage of over 600 charities and organisations, in the UK and wider Commonwealth. As well as parties and events across the country, The Royal Mint released a collection of commemorative coins and sets to honour the occasion, including this piedfort silver proof £5. The coin’s obverse features Jody Clark’s portrait of The Queen which was released the previous year. Its reverse features a design from acclaimed painter, sculptor and illustrator, Christopher Hobbs and was approved by Her Majesty. It features a central EIIR surrounded by a wreath of roses which, according to the artist, was “inspired by the heraldic rose of England and The Queen’s love of flowers.” Feminine and strong, the nine roses, all slightly different, represent her nine decades of life. Around the wider edge is inscribed “Full of Honour and Years.” Struck .925 sterling silver and weighing 56.56 grams, this £5 coin is offered in its original packaging from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity. This Crown is one of only 3,555 issued in this limited edition.
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Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Jody Clark. Fifth official coinage portrait from 2015. Legend: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2016'.

Reverse

Crowned royal cypher of EIIR above the number 90. Surrounded by a heraldic wreath of roses. Artist: Christopher Hobbs. 

Presentation

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

Specification

One of just 3,555 in this presentation. Presented in the original white and silver 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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