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Modern European coins except the euro => UK and Ireland => Non-circulating decimal coins => Topic started by: Deeman on February 17, 2020, 06:37:30 PM

Title: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: Deeman on February 17, 2020, 06:37:30 PM
Proclamations 14 Feb 2020 for £5 cupro-nickel coins:

Elton John
‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse Elton John’s boater hat, glasses and bow tie set against a union flag and the inscription “ELTON JOHN”. The coin shall have a grained edge.’

Country Issues
‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse three lions passant guardant, being that quartering of Our Royal Arms known heraldically as England and the inscription “FIVE POUNDS”. The said coin shall have a plain edge, save for the cupro-nickel coin where the coin shall have a grained edge.’
‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a lion rampant within a double tressure flory counter-flory, being that quartering of Our Royal Arms known heraldically as Scotland and the inscription “FIVE POUNDS”. The said coin shall have a plain edge, save for the cupro-nickel coin where the coin shall have a grained edge’
‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a dragon passant, being Our Badge for Wales and the inscription “FIVE POUNDS”. The said coin shall have a plain edge, save for the cupro-nickel coin where the coin shall have a grained edge’
‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a Celtic cross charged at the centre with an annulet therein a pimpernel flower and overall an ancient torque, symbolising that part of Our United Kingdom known as Northern Ireland and the inscription “FIVE POUNDS”. The said coin shall have a plain edge, save for the cupro-nickel coin where the coin shall have a grained edge’
‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of a lion, a unicorn, a stag and a dragon surrounding a crown accompanied by the inscription “FIVE POUNDS”. The said coin shall have a plain edge, save for the cupro-nickel coin where the coin shall have a grained edge.’

William Wordsworth
For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020”, and for the reverse a depiction of a scene from the Lake District and the inscription “1770 WILLIAM WORDSWORTH 1850” and the quote “NATURE NEVER DID BETRAY THE HEART THAT LOVED HER”. The coin shall have a plain edge and in incuse letters the inscription “I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD”, save for the cupro-nickel coin where the coin shall have a grained edge.’

James Bond
‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020”, and for the reverse either:
(a) a depiction of the Bond car from Goldfinger set against part of the 007 logo and accompanied by the inscription “BOND, JAMES BOND”.
(b) a depiction of the Bond car from The Spy Who Loved Me set against part of the 007 logo, accompanied by the inscription “PAY ATTENTION 007”.
(c) a depiction of James Bond’s torso in a dinner jacket and bow tie set against part of the 007 logo, accompanied by the inscription “SHAKEN NOT STIRRED”.
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: <k> on February 18, 2020, 04:34:52 PM
I am quite amazed that Elton John is getting a 5 pound coin in his honour. I thought that the £5 coin and higher denominations were reserved for royalty and dead but extremely highly rated personalities such as Churchill and Shakespeare.

How many non-royal personalities have appeared on our coins and who are/were they? Have any living personalities, other than royals, ever appeared on them?
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: Deeman on February 18, 2020, 05:08:01 PM
In January the band Queen was celebrated on a £5 coin. The design shows a keyboard, drum, bass and electric guitar accompanied by a microphone and the inscription “QUEEN”.
The edge inscription is:
“MERCURY · MAY · TAYLOR · DEACON”
Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon are the three surviving members of the band.
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: <k> on February 18, 2020, 05:27:53 PM
Thank you, Deeman. So the representation is symbolic, without showing the faces of these rock stars.
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: Deeman on March 02, 2020, 06:35:57 PM
James Bond £5 series.

Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: eurocoin on March 02, 2020, 06:47:16 PM
Most collectors seem to agree that the designs are extremely bad. The 3 designs were made by Matthew Dent and Christian Davies. Matthew Dent previously designed the series of standard circulating coins of the UK (1p-1 pound) depicting the shield.

Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: MCz on March 02, 2020, 10:17:28 PM
Most collectors seem to agree that the designs are extremely bad.

Maybe note extremely but are bad... Few days ago was also other release of 5 pounds: White Horse from the Queens Beasts series.
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: Deeman on March 09, 2020, 12:02:20 PM
William Wordsworth £5.

A nice design albeit a tad cluttered.
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: FosseWay on March 09, 2020, 01:38:38 PM
William Wordsworth £5.

A nice design albeit a tad cluttered.

Yes - I'd agree with that description. It would have been much better if they could put the dates and Wordsworth's name on the edge, leaving the landscape and quotation on the face.
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: Deeman on March 12, 2020, 10:16:56 AM
Tower of London £5 four-coin series. Can't say I'm impressed. Tim Noad must try harder!

The White Tower – available now
The Royal Menagerie – May 2020
The Royal Mint – August 2020
The Infamous Prison – October 2020
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: Deeman on March 13, 2020, 02:29:23 PM
Proclamation for 'White Greyhound of Richmond' £5 cupro-nickel coin published 13 March:

For the reverse a depiction of a greyhound with the heraldic badge of Richmond accompanied by the inscription “· WHITE GREYHOUND OF RICHMOND ·” and the date of the year. The coin shall have a grained edge.’

From Wikipedia:

The White Greyhound of Richmond is one of the Queen's Beasts commissioned for display at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. A stone copy can also be found in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

According to the Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society:

"The White Greyhound of Richmond bears a shield of Tudor livery, white and green, with a Tudor Rose ensigned by a Royal Crown. Henry VII sometimes used greyhounds as supporters and on his standards. His father, Edmund Tudor, was created Earl of Richmond and the white greyhound was associated with the Honour of Richmond. The rose in the badge shows the association of the red and the white elements of Lancaster and York respectively, emphasising the union of the rival houses."
Originally a badge held by John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster during his 14th century tenure as steward/earl of the Honour of Richmond, it was the canine breed most favoured in Northern England. This animal was further used for John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford and George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence and is supposed to stand for the honour, regardless of who has held or been in charge of it, although Peter II, Count of Savoy was not known to have any unique symbol to depict his stewardship of Richmond. Although they were legitimately entitled to the feudal estate, the badge was not used by any Duke of Brittany, preferring to use their traditional ermine until Francis II, Duke of Brittany willed Richmond to Henry VII of England—the chief representative of the House of Lancaster, which simultaneously legitimised the title to the Tudor dynasty and reversed the effect of the attainder made by Richard III of England as chief representative of the House of York and swung the loyalty of Richmondshire against the Ricardian regime, rolling back jure uxoris control through the marriages to Cecily Neville, Anne Neville and Isabella Neville, as descendants of the Nevilles who held Middleham. Henry VII subsequently replaced the English lion with the White Greyhound, in the coat of arms of England, opposite the Y Ddraig Goch of Wales. Like the Red Dragon, the White Greyhound represents the ancient Brythons, although more specifically of the Breton element which had become resettled since the Harrying of the North in 1071.
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: eurocoin on May 09, 2020, 03:42:31 PM
Below the designs of the Elton John coins can be seen. The issuance of the coins has been postponed on request of Elton John. The designs have not yet been officially unveiled but they can now be found on WoC thanks to a great WoC member.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=98961;image)

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=98963;image)

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=98962;image)

Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: Deeman on May 09, 2020, 04:03:55 PM
I think the Elton John coin is clever. Top marks to the designer.
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: Pabitra on May 19, 2020, 02:10:27 PM
Covid 19 warriors - NHS
Just announced
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: eurocoin on May 19, 2020, 02:58:01 PM
Covid 19 warriors - NHS
Just announced

That's a coin of Saint Helena, not of the UK. The company that sells these deliberately covered the name of the issuing authority on the obverse with the reverse image.
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: MCz on May 19, 2020, 03:53:30 PM
Yes, even the Queen portrait is not the one reserved for UK but the one for colonies/terytories.
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: Deeman on May 23, 2020, 12:22:45 PM
Proclamation for £5 cupro-nickel coins published 22 May:

150th anniversary of the British Red Cross:
For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS”, and for the reverse:
A depiction of a cross set against a background of the British Isles and a series of lines symbolising the globe accompanied by the inscription “· 1870 · BRITISH RED CROSS · 2020 ·” and “THE POWER OF KINDNESS”.
The coin shall have a grained edge.

75th anniversary of the end of WWII:
For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS”, and for the reverse:
The words “WAR” and “PEACE” accompanied by the inscription “· THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR ·” and the dates “1945 · 2020”.
The coin shall have a grained edge.
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: Deeman on June 26, 2020, 10:03:40 PM
Proclamation published 26 June for Remembrance Day £5 cupro-nickel coin:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020”, and for the reverse the silhouette of a First World War soldier formed by poppies accompanied by the inscription “LEST WE FORGET 11 NOVEMBER 2020”. The coin shall have a grained edge.’
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: Deeman on July 24, 2020, 02:41:30 PM
Proclamation published 24 July for the Chinese year of the Ox £5 cupro-nickel coin:

The design shall be as follows:
‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS”, and for the reverse a depiction of an Ox with the inscription “YEAR OF THE OX · 2021” and the Chinese lunar symbol for an Ox.
The coin shall have a grained edge.’
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: eurocoin on July 29, 2020, 08:22:16 PM
The Red Cross 5 pound coin, available from tomorrow. A rather nice yet busy design by Henry Gray.


(https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/116375714_3345953922102680_9190455310905656097_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=ca434c&_nc_ohc=MNioOHBKhooAX_eik5g&_nc_ht=scontent-amt2-1.xx&oh=4c0626d41367c13dd52b1e0eba147950&oe=5F46AF13)
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: Deeman on August 10, 2020, 10:46:26 AM
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Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: Deeman on August 10, 2020, 10:47:03 AM
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Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: SandyGuyUK on August 10, 2020, 10:49:37 AM
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Such an inspiring design - how many minutes did it take the two designers to come up with this?  ???
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: Deeman on August 10, 2020, 01:25:14 PM
Such an inspiring design - how many minutes did it take the two designers to come up with this?  ???

With a Matthew Dent involvement, a boring design is usually the result.
High time that the awful picture-puzzle shield was retired and replaced with a non-heraldic series like flora & fauna. Something pleasing to the eye, which Dent's designs are certainly not.
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: Deeman on August 12, 2020, 02:17:08 PM
Such an inspiring design - how many minutes did it take the two designers to come up with this?  ???

From the RM website, the designers say:
“We started with extensive online image research, leafing through books and libraries of visual material from the period. Then we spent time delving into the Imperial War Museums’ archives and picking the brains of the curators who work there. It was a fascinating, and moving, experience. It’s difficult for those of us who’ve known nothing but peace to properly imagine what the wartime generation went through.”

So, after all that research they came up with two intersecting words. Unbelievable! Hope they gave their commission to charity.
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: MCz on October 12, 2020, 06:48:02 PM
Tower of London £5 four-coin series.
The White Tower – available now
The Royal Menagerie – May 2020
The Royal Mint – August 2020
The Infamous Prison – October 2020
The schedule was changed. Third coin (Royal Mint) issued today. Last one planned for November.
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: Deeman on October 26, 2020, 10:11:03 AM
Remembrance Day issue released today.
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: MCz on November 02, 2020, 10:56:37 AM
The schedule was changed. Third coin (Royal Mint) issued today. Last one planned for November.

The fourth coin from 2020 Tower series has been issued today
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: eurocoin on November 27, 2020, 08:13:21 AM
The design of the David Bowie coin that has not yet officially been unveiled. The coin was designed by Jody Clark.
Collectors seem to be mainly negative about the design.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=104529;image)
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: Deeman on December 07, 2020, 04:52:38 PM
In recognition of Bowie's first hit single Space Oddity, the RM launched a commemorative coin into space to celebrate the career of David Bowie - The Starman. It reached an altitude of 35,656m (116,982ft).
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: <k> on December 09, 2020, 02:32:33 PM
Collectors seem to be mainly negative about the (David Bowie) design.

So what are their criticisms?
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: eurocoin on December 09, 2020, 03:03:46 PM
So what are their criticisms?

The person depicted on the coin does according to them, not at all look like David Bowie. Also, as it is part of the Music Legends Series, some found it an odd choice to depict a person on the coin while the other coins in the series do not depict people.
Title: Re: 2020 £5 Coins
Post by: <k> on December 09, 2020, 03:10:49 PM
Thank you, eurocoin. It is traditional that living persons are not depicted on UK coins unless they are royalty. Mr Bowie has of course been dead for some time now.

Maybe not a great likeness of the man, but still recognisable.