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1893 British Gold £5 Old Head Coins
In 1893, the British coinage was redesigned, and Queen Victoria's portrait was altered into an older, veiled head. We buy and sell 1893 proof or uncirculated gold five pound pieces at competitive prices.

Five Pounds History
The first gold quintuple sovereign (£5 coin), was issued in 1820, and is considered by some to be be a pattern coin. In 1826 and 1839, proofs were issued as part of complete proof coin sets, and this also occurred in 1902, 1911, and 1937.
Only in 1887, 1893, and 1902 were ordinary circulation types issued in addition to proof versions.

1893 Gold Five Pounds
The 1893 gold five pounds was issued in proof and normal (non-proof) versions, as part of the design change to an older portrait. Queen Victoria is shown wearing a veil, as she was in mourning for her husband Prince Albert, who had died in the previous year. It is only one of three dates of gold five pound coin which was issued for general circulation, in addition to proof or pattern issues.

Price & Availability
DateVersionMintageAvailableGradePrice £Price $
1893 Gold Five PoundProof773WantedFDC£Ask$Ask
1893 Gold Five PoundOrdinary20,000Sold/WantedAlmost Uncirculated£1,495$3,000

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UK: Fully Insured £9 per order
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USA Airmail at Buyer's Risk $10 US, or...
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Obverse of 1893 Gold Five Pounds
Obverse of 1893 Gold Five Pounds

Five Pounds

Reverse of 1893 Gold Five Pounds
Reverse of 1893 Gold Five Pounds

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