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2019 Tower of London The Crown Jewels £5 Crown Silver Proof

2019 Tower of London Collection The Crown Jewels £5 Silver Proof Boxed
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From the twelfth century Coronation Spoon to the infamous Koh-i-Nûr diamond, the Crown Jewels are comprised of over 100 objects and over 230,000 gemstones. Part of the overall Crown Jewells, are the Coronation Regalia which are represent the monarch and are worn at important ceremonies. They include the St Edward’s Crown and the Imperial State Crown, as well as trumpets, swords, rings, and robes. As part of a four part series of £5 Crowns released in 2019 celebrating the Tower of London, this Crown Jewells design was the second. The design, by Glyn Davies depicts the crown of Mary of Modena which used to be worn by queen consorts. Imposed around this scene is part of the architectural plan of the Tower of London and Mint Street. When this silver proof coin is viewed together with the other three coins in the series, the architectural plans come together to show a complete map of the Tower. An inscription reading ‘TOWER OF LONDON’ is written below the design, while another inscription around the edge of the coin reads ‘ON INTO TWILIGHT WITHIN WALLS OF STONE’ which is taken from a poem by Samuel Rogers. On the obverse is Jody Clark’s official portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, which has been used on UK coinage since 2015. This coin is one of 4,000 in this silver proof format, and comes in its original packaging from The Royal Mint. It is struck in .925 sterling silver and weighs 28.28 grams with a diameter of 38.61 milimetres.
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Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Jody Clark. Fifth official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2019 · 5 POUNDS'.

Reverse

Design by Glyn Davies of the crown of Mary of Modena with blueprints of Mint Street and the Tower of London behind. Part of a four part series. Legend reads: 'TOWER OF LONDON'.

Edge

Inscription around the edge reads: 'ON INTO TWILIGHT WITHIN WALLS OF STONE'.

Specification

28.28 grams of .925 Sterling Silver. Diameter: 38.61 millimetres. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds.

Presentation

Presented in its original box and packaging from The Royal Mint with certificate of authenticity. One of 4,000 issued in this presentation.

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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