1990 Gold Five Pounds
The Queen Mother Gold Proof 90th Birthday £5 Crown
Crowns Re-Tariffed from 25 Pence to £5
In 1990, the Royal Mint re-tariffed crowns from their previous 25 pence value to a five pound value. At the same time, they started to issue gold proof versions of these new £5 crowns. This has caused some confusion as there are now two completely different series of five pound gold coins, the "crown" type and the "quintuple sovereign" type. Although these two types have identical weights, they have slightly different diameters.
The Queen Mother 1990 90th birthday crowns were issued in three, or arguably four, different versions, base metal issued at face value through banks, base metal specimen version, silver proof version, and the gold proof version which we feature on this page.
The obverse (head), which is dated 1990, bears the third major different portrait of the Queen, designed by Raphael David Maklouf, FRSA, and in use from 1985 to 1997.
ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F D
Also designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, the reverse of the coin perfectly captures the character of the Queen Mother.
QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER
1900 - 1990
Denomination: Five Pounds
Alloy: 22 Carat Gold
Weight: 39.94 grams
Issue Limit: 3,000
Obverse Designer: Raphael David Maklouf, FRSA
Reverse Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley, FRBS, FRSA
Price & Availability
Description||Issue Limit||Issue Price||Available||Price £||Price $
1990 Queen Mother Gold Proof Crown||2,500||£595||Yes
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