5 Pounds - Elizabeth II Royal Birthday; Gold Proof

5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Royal Birthday; Gold Proof) -  obverse5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Royal Birthday; Gold Proof) -  reverse

© The Royal Mint, 2018

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 5 Pounds
5 GBP = USD 6.62
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Gold (.9167)
Weight 39.94 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 233215
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Sp# L63,
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.
KM# 1582b
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

5th birthday of Prince George of Cambridge

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

St George slaying the dragon, date in exergue.

Lettering: 2018

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.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Issued to celebrate the 5th birthday of Prince George of Cambridge, the coin was only available in the annual gold proof set and was also struck in copper-nickel, silver proof and silver piedfort. Issue limit: 175.

©The Royal Mint, 2018

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