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2012 Gold £5 Proof Crowns Featuring the 2012 London Olympics

In 2012 The Royal Mint issued a £5 gold crown. This is to commemorate the 2012 London Olympics.

Coin Design

Issued by the Royal Mint for the 2012 Olympic Games to mark this special occasion.
The coin features the London skyline and the River Thames within the central circle, the buildings depicted in the dkyline include Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Gherkin, St Paulís Cathedral, the London Eye and the Tower of London, with London 2012 arching above. The outer ring of the design features images representing various Olympic sports. This coin will incorporate the London 2012 logo. It also shows the logo appearing in full colour.

Multiple Versions

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.

Technical Specifications

Diameter, Crown Type38.61 mm.
Weight, Grams39.94
Alloy (Carats) 22
Fineness (millesimal)916.6
Actual Gold Content (Grams)36.6117
Actual Gold Content (Troy Ounces)1.1771

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When compared to the Royal Mint price of £2,880.00 you will make a saving of £2,880.00 per item when ordering from us.

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Obverse of 2012 Gold Proof Five Pound Crown

Obverse of 2012 Gold Proof Five Pound Crown

Other £5 Gold Pieces

Reverse of 2012 London Olympics Five Pound Crown

Reverse of 2012 London Olympics Five Pound Crown

2012 London Olympics Five Pound Crown in Presentation Box

2012 London Olympics Five Pound Crown in Presentation Box

2012 London Olympics Five Pound Crown Certificate

2012 London Olympics Five Pound Crown Certificate


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