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Offline Deeman

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2020 £5 Coins
« 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.’

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‘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”.

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Re: 2020 £5 Coins
« Reply #1 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?
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Re: 2020 £5 Coins
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: 2020 £5 Coins
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2020, 05:27:53 PM »
Thank you, Deeman. So the representation is symbolic, without showing the faces of these rock stars.
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Re: 2020 £5 Coins
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2020, 06:35:57 PM »
James Bond £5 series.


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Re: 2020 £5 Coins
« Reply #5 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.


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Re: 2020 £5 Coins
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: 2020 £5 Coins
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2020, 12:02:20 PM »
William Wordsworth £5.

A nice design albeit a tad cluttered.

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Re: 2020 £5 Coins
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: 2020 £5 Coins
« Reply #9 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!

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Re: 2020 £5 Coins
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: 2020 £5 Coins
« Reply #11 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.








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Re: 2020 £5 Coins
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2020, 04:03:55 PM »
I think the Elton John coin is clever. Top marks to the designer.

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Re: 2020 £5 Coins
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2020, 02:10:27 PM »
Covid 19 warriors - NHS
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Re: 2020 £5 Coins
« Reply #14 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.