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1984 Gold Five Pounds

£5 History

Way back in 1902, five pound gold coins were issued for circulation, but even then, they were probably mainly hoarded as curiosities and keepsakes as the modern cupro-nickel £5 crowns are nowadays.
You may wish to see our page of other gold £5 coins. In 1980 the Royal Mint started issuing gold £5 coins once again, although some dates were issued only as part of a 4 coin gold proof set, others were issued as proofs, some as uncirculated versions.
In 1984, the Royal Mint issued a three-coin gold proof set, which consisted of the five pounds, sovereign, and half sovereign, but with no two pound coin. This was the only year for which this configuration was issued.
So a proof version of the 1984 gold five pound coin exists, but only as part of, or split from, the 3-coin proof set, but in 1984, for the first time, the Mint issued a so called "Brilliant Uncirculated" version.

1984 Five Pounds - First "Brilliant Uncirculated"

In 1984, the £5 coin was issued in a "Brilliant Uncirculated" version, and there were no separate proof versions, only in the proof sets. We usually have one of these large and striking gold coins in stock.

Display Card

This first "B.U." issue was supplied in a black "blister pack" card which doubled as a certificate, in a black cardboard outer box. Although the card was not intended to be opened and resealed, the adhesive used has usually deteriorated by now, so that the coin can now be removed, or falls out, and cannot be re-inserted securely into the card without resorting to glue to re-stick the card. Later issues were sold in plastic capsules within leatherette or flock boxes, with a separate certificate.

"U" For Uncirculated

From the 1984 issue, the Mint started to place a letter "U" to the left of the date to denote Uncirculated versions of the five pound gold coins, as opposed to the proof versions, we do not know why they thought this was necessary.

Price & Availability

DescriptionIssue LimitMintageIssue Price
1984 Gold Five Pound25,00015,104£525?

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Obverse of 1984 'Brilliant Uncirculated' Five Pounds Gold Coin

Obverse of 1984 'Brilliant Uncirculated' Five Pounds Gold Coin

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Reverse of 1984 'Brilliant Uncirculated' Five Pounds Gold Coin

Reverse of 1984 'Brilliant Uncirculated' Five Pounds Gold Coin

1984 Five Pounds Gold Coin in Card of Issue

1984 Five Pounds Gold Coin in Card of Issue

1984 Five Pounds Gold Coin in Card of Issue

1984 Five Pounds Gold Coin in Card of Issue

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