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2015 Princess Charlotte Christening Gold £5 Proof Crown

In 2015, The Royal Mint issued a commemorative gold £5 crown to celebrate Princess Charlotte's Christening at the Church of St Mary Magdalene Sandringham Estate.

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Princess Charlotte's Christening

Princess Charlotte was christened on 5th July, 2015. The christening took place at St Mary Magdalene Church at the Queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk. The service was conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

Charlotte's grandmother, Princess Diana, was baptised in the same church on 30th August, 1961. It is also where the Royal family attend their Christmas Day worship each year.

Princess Charlotte is fourth in line to the throne.

Reverse Design

The coin is a very similar design to the 2013 Prince George Christening 5 and was designed by the same engraver, John Bergdahl. Interestingly, whilst the prince's coin referred to him as 'Prince George' on the reverse, Charlotte's coin features her full name - Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

The coin was inspired by the lily font which has been used for the baptism of royal babies since Queen Victoria's time.

Obverse Design

The obverse features the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Royal Mint designer, Jody Clark.

This coin is also available in silver proof

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. Five pound coins, as their name suggests, have a face value of five pounds. 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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2015 Princess Charlotte Christening Gold Proof Crown Reverse

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