2011 Gold £5 Proof Crowns Prince Philip 90th Birthday
In 2011 The Royal Mint issued a £5 gold crown. This was to celebrate the 90th Birthday of HRH, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
According to the Royal Mint:
The new commemorative £5 coin for 2011 celebrates the 90th birthday of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the longest-lived consort of any reigning British monarch. A very unusual reverse design featuring a detailed close up of Prince Philip in profile.
Following the precedent followed in recent years, there are multiple versions of these coins. These include base metal versions in cupro-nickel which should be available at banks and post offices, specimen versions in folder, proof versions issued with proof coin sets, silver proofs, and gold proof version. There may also be other variations, such as piedforts, or platinum issues.
Crowns & Gold Five Pounds
There is a historical difference between gold crowns and gold five pound coins. Crowns were originally five shillings pieces worth a quarter of a pound, and five pound coins were, as their name tells, worth five pounds face value. The first British crowns were gold coins issued in 1544, and the first silver crowns were issued in 1551. It was not until 1990 that the Royal Mint re-tariffed the crown, which was by then a silvery coloured cupro-nickel coin, from five shillings to five pounds.
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For further information, including the history of the five pound please view our five pounds information page.
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Obverse of 2011 Gold Proof Five Pound Crown
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Reverse of 2011 Prince Philip's 90th Birthday Five Pound Crown
2011 Prince Philip's 90th Birthday Five Pound Crown in Presentation Box
2011 Prince Philip's 90th Birthday Five Pound Crown Certificate