2013 Royal Christening Gold £5 Proof Crowns
In 2013, The Royal Mint issued a second commemorative £5 gold crown.
The first £5 gold crown celebrated the 60th anniverary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and the second coin was issued to mark the Royal Christening of Prince George of Cambridge.
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, silver proofs, piedfort silver proofs, gold proof, and piedfort platinum version.
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.
The obverse reverts back to the fourth portrait of the Queen designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, and introduced in 1998.
ELIZABETH II D G REG F D
The reverse features the Lily Font, in which Prince George was christened, with lilies and cherubs and the text:
"To celebrate the Christening of PRINCE GEORGE of CAMBRIDGE 2013
DIEU ET MON DROIT
Diameter, Crown Type||38.61 mm.
Alloy (Carats)|| 22
Actual Gold Content (Grams)||36.6117
Actual Gold Content (Troy Ounces)||1.1771
When compared to the Royal Mint price of £2,000.00 you will make a saving of £50.00 per item when ordering from us.
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2013 Royal Christening Gold Proof Crown Obverse
2013 Royal Christening Gold Proof Crown Reverse
Other £5 Gold Pieces
2013 Royal Christening Gold Proof Crown in Presentation Box
2013 Royal Christening Gold Proof Crown Certificate