2011 Gold £5 Proof Crowns Royal Wedding
In 2011 The Royal Mint issued a £5 gold crown. This was to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
According to the Royal Mint:
The Royal Wedding UK £5 Gold Proof Coin lends the portraits of Prince William and Catherine Middleton a gentle warmth that comes only with gold. This time struck in 22 carat gold, the beautiful Proof quality coin has a subtle lustre, perfectly reflecting the 'friendship in love' that it's designer, British sculptor Mark Richards, took as his inspiration for the coin.
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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Obverse of 2011 Gold Proof Five Pound Crown
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Reverse of 2011 Royal Wedding Gold Proof Five Pound Crown
2011 Royal Wedding Gold Five Pound Crown in Presentation Box
2011 Royal Wedding Gold Five Pound Crown Certificate