Year 2012 Gold Five Pounds
Brilliant Uncirculated Version Issued
In 2000, there was also a bullion version of the £5 coin issued, but this was not repeated in subsequent years.
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.
2012 Diamond Jubilee Design
2012 was the year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and to commemorate this special occasion a new St. George and the Dragon reverse was comissioned. The design, by British sculpter, Paul Day, is reminiscent of medieval lore and shows St George in gothic armour, defeating a ferocious dragon.
Previous one-off designs include the 1989 500th Anniversary Sovereign, the 2002 Shield Reverse Sovereign issued to celebrate the Queens Golden Jubilee and the 2005 Sovereigns featuring a re-worked and stylised version of the traditional St George & Dragon design.
"U" of Non "U"?
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, but by 2002, they had stopped adding it. Strangely enough, we only just noticed! The last issue to include the "U" was 2001, so all later issues are non "U".
Price & Availability
*The limited edition issue limit is the amount of coins presented in this specific style that will be issued.
Prices & Availability
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Tax Free Status
We suspect that the reason for the re-issue may be to establish the five pound gold coins as exempt from VAT under the new scheme. By ensuring that at least one version of the coin sells at under 80% premium, it removes the liability for VAT on all the versions of the same coin.
Please check our Standard Terms for Bullion Coins.
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Postage & Packing
UK: At Buyer's Risk £3.50 per order
UK: Fully Insured £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail at Buyer's Risk $10 US, or...
USA Insured Shipping $20 US
Canada Airmail at Buyer's Risk $15 Can, or...
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Obverse of 2012 Brilliant Uncirculated Five Pounds
Reverse of 2012 Brilliant Uncirculated Five Pounds
2012 Brilliant Uncirculated Five Pounds in Box
Obverse of 2012 Brilliant Uncirculated Five Pounds Certificate
Reverse of 2012 Brilliant Uncirculated Five Pounds Certificate
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