5 Pounds - Elizabeth II World War II; Silver Piedfort

5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (World War II; Silver Piedfort) -  obverse5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (World War II; Silver Piedfort) -  reverse

© The Royal Mint, 2020

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 5 Pounds
5 GBP = USD 6.84
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 56.56 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 231813
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References Sp# L86
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.

Commemorative issue

75th anniversary of the end of World War II

Obverse

Fifth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, legend around.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II·D·G·REG·FID·DEF·5 POUNDS·
J.C

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Reverse

Central inscription with legend and dates around.

Lettering:
THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR
W
PEACE
R
CD 1945 · 2020 MD

Engravers: Matthew Dent , Christian Davies

Matthew Dent (born in 1981 in Bangor, Wales) is a British graphic designer known for the new reverse sides of seven coins of the 2008 pound sterling. He conceived the coins by dividing the shield of the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom among the pence coins, so that when they are placed together they show the entire shield. The full shield appears on his pound coin.

Edge

Plain with incuse lettering

Lettering: THROUGH COURAGE AND ENDURANCE

Comments

Issued to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the ending of World War II, the design was also struck in copper-nickel, silver proof and gold proof. Issue limit: 565.

©The Royal Mint, 2020

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