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£5 - The British Crown, Part 3.
« on: November 08, 2009, 07:25:58 AM »
£5 - The British Crown - Part 3.

The £5 version of the crown will be covered in this section in year order.   The format is changed slightly to bring it in line with other series that I am preparing for the future.

DETAILS COMMON to all these coins in BASE-METAL:-

Metal cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Diameter 38.61mm
Weight 28.28grams
Thickness 2.89mm

SILVER versions in •925 sterling silver.   GOLD in 22 carat gold.   PLATINUM is used for some issues.
PIEDFORT coins are somewhat thicker.

Proof details and so on will be given where available.   The word ‘Circulation’ refers to the standard of production and not method of distribution.   I am uncertain whether ‘rare metal’ version quantities are actual or maximum authorised.

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1990 90th Birthday Queen Mother.
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 07:28:48 AM »
1990   90th Birthday Queen Mother.

Obverse by Raphael Maklouf 
Reverse by Leslie Durbin “A cypher in the letter E in duplicate, above a royal crown flanked by a rose and a thistle all within the inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER and the dates 1900-1990”
Edge grained

Circulation  2,761,431.   BU  48,477.   Proof not issued.
Silver proof  56,800.   Gold proof  2,500.

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1993 40th Anniversary Coronation.
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 07:32:03 AM »
1993   40th Anniversary Coronation.

Obverse by Raphael Maklouf 
Reverse by Robert Elderton “St Edward's Crown encircled by forty trumpets all within the inscription FAITH AND TRUTH I WILL BEAR UNTO YOU and the anniversary dates 1953-1993”
Edge grained

Circulation 1,834,855.   BU issued, quantity ?   Proof issued, quantity ?
Silver proof  100,000.   Gold proof  2,500.

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1996 The Queen's 70th Birthday
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2009, 12:17:26 PM »
1996  The Queen's 70th Birthday

Obverse by Raphael Maklouf
Reverse by Avril Vaughan "A representation of Windsor Castle with five flag poles, two holding forked pennants with anniversary dates of 1926 and 1996, the other flags are Royal Arms, Union flag and Our Personal flag"
Edge Plain with inscription "VIVAT REGINA ELIZABETHA"

Circulation 2,396,100.  BU issued, quantity ?  Proof issued, quantity ?
Silver Proof 70,000.  Gold Proof 2,127

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1997 The Queen and Prince Philip's 50th Golden Wedding
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1997  The Queen and Prince Philip's 50th Golden Wedding 

Obverse designer Philip Nathan
Reverse designer Leslie Durbin   "A pair of Shields, chevronwise, on the left, Shield of Our Royal Arms, on the right, Shield of Prince Philip, above a Royal Crown and the date 20 NOVEMBER, below an anchor cabled and FIVE POUNDS"
Edge Grained

Circulation 1,733,000.  BU issued, quantity ?   BU with £5 note, quantity 5,000.  Proof issued, quantity ?
Silver Proof issued, quantity ?  Gold Proof issued, quantity ?

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1998 Prince Charles' 50th Birthday
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2009, 06:52:02 PM »
1998 Prince Charles' 50th Birthday

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse designer: Michael Noakes/Robert Elderton.   "A portrait of Prince Charles and in the background words relating to the work of The Prince's Trust. A circumscription of FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY OF HRH PRINCE OF WALES and below FIVE POUNDS flanked by anniversary dates of 1948 and 1998"
Edge: Grained.

Circulation 1,407,300.  BU issued, quantity ?  Proof issued, quantity ?
Silver Proof issued, quantity ?  Gold Proof issued, quantity ?

As I don't have one to Circulation standard, a Proof is illustrated.

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1999 Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial
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1999 Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse designer: David Cornell.   "A portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales with the dates 1961 and 1997, circumscription IN MEMORY OF DIANA PRINCESS OF WALES and the value FIVE POUNDS"
Edge: Grained.

Circulation 1,600,000.  BU issued, quantity ?  Proof issued, quantity ?
Silver Proof issued, quantity ?  Gold Proof issued, quantity ?

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!999 Millennium
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2009, 06:56:27 PM »
!999 Millennium

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse designer: Jeffrey Matthews.   "A representation of a dial of a clock, hands set at 12 o'clock with a map of the British Isles and the dates 1999 and 2000 and the words ANNO DOMINI and the value FIVE POUNDS"
Edge: Plain, with the inscription "WHAT'S PAST IS PROLOGUE"

Circulation 3,796,300.  BU issued, quantity ?  Proof issued, quantity ?
Silver Proof issued, quantity ?  Gold Proof issued, quantity ?

Other 'Millennium' coins follow.

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2000 Millennium
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2000 Millennium

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse designer: Jeffrey Matthews.   "A representation of a dial of a clock, hands set at 12 o'clock with a map of the British Isles and the dates 1999 and 2000 and the words ANNO DOMINI and the value FIVE POUNDS"
Edge: Plain, with the inscription "WHAT'S PAST IS PROLOGUE"

Circulation issued, quantity ?  BU issued, quantity ?  Proof issued, quantity ?
Silver Proof with gold highlight issued, quantity ?  Gold Proof issued, quantity ?

I do not have an example to illustrate this issue, although it can be assumed to be the same as the 1999 issue but with the date 2000.

Another 'Millennium' coin follows.

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EDIT: Illustrations of Proof coin added.
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2000 Millennium with Dome mintmark.
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2000 Millennium with Dome mintmark.

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse designer: Jeffrey Matthews.   "A representation of a dial of a clock, hands set at 12 o'clock with a map of the British Isles and the dates 1999 and 2000 and the words ANNO DOMINI and the value FIVE POUNDS"
Edge: Plain, with the inscription "WHAT'S PAST IS PROLOGUE"

UNCIRCULATED issued only, in pack, quantity ? 

I understand that these were struck in the Millennium Dome, using portable equipment.

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EDIT: Scans issued, but as I have not removed it from the pack, please allow for the reduced quality.
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2000 The Queen Mother's 100th Birthday
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2000 The Queen Mother's 100th Birthday

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
Reverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.   "A portrait of the Queen Mother, flanked by groups of people with the circumscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER, the anniversary dates 1900-2000. Below the portrait a representation of her signature."
Edge: Grained.

Circulation issued, quantity ?  BU issued, quantity ?
Silver Proof issued, quantity ?  Silver Proof Piedfort issued, quantity ?  Gold Proof issued, quantity ?

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2001 Queen Victoria Memorial 100
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2010, 04:27:32 PM »
2001 Queen Victoria Memorial 100

Obverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
Reverse designer: Mary Milner-Dickens   "A representation of Crystal Palace within the value FIVE POUNDS, stylised railway lines in the shape of a V incorporating a portrait of Queen Victoria, remnant of the words ONE PENNY and anniversary dates of 1901 and 2001."
Edge: Grained.

Circulation issued  851,491  BU issued, quantity ?  Proof issued, quantity ?   
Silver Proof issued, quantity ?  Gold Proof issued, quantity ?  Gold Proof with frosted relief issued, quantity ?

The BU version is illustrated.

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2001 Queen Victoria Memorial 100
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2010, 09:48:34 PM »
Aha!   Something that I hadn't noticed before.   On the reverse, near the edge at about the four-o'clock position, in relief on the coin, is something looking like an '@' sign.   The right half of it could be 'D'.  Designer was Mary Milner-Dickens so could it be 'her mark'?

Any suggestions?

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Re: £5 - The British Crown, Part 3.
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2011, 01:42:29 PM »
At last I'm able to continue this series.

Scans of the '2000 Millennium with Dome Mintmark' are now posted (received the coin this morning).

I've done a bit of tidying up here, but see that we're still waiting for comments on what might be the designer's initials on the '2001 Queen Victoria Memorial' in the previous post to this.

More will follow as I rebuild my database and prepare scans.

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Re: £5 - The British Crown, Part 3.
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2011, 01:38:11 PM »
This is just a "holding message" to say that I have spent several days working on the £5 listings for the new KM.   A lot has come to light, so when I have checked the final draft, I willl be able to use the info here to continue this series.

Brief comment "There are too many new varieties of Collector Coins being produced!"   But at least we hope to get the KM numbers right for base-metal and hopefully silver ones.   Complete editing and listing might not be possible for the 2011 edition of KM for 21st Century, but at least every type should have a KM number, even if the off-metal strikes (usually shown with a suffix) are not complete.

This series will be continued soon.

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