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5 Pounds - Elizabeth II Crimean War

5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Crimean War) -  obverse 5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Crimean War) -  reverse

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Features

Country Alderney
(Guernsey)
Type Non circulating coin
Year 2004
Value 5 Pounds
GGP = 6.63 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 43
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

150th Anniversary of the Crimean War

Obverse

Crowned bust right and date

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
ALDERNEY
RDM
2004

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Florence Nightingale head above the Battle of
Inkerman scene with one multicoloured soldier (coloured version only)

Lettering:
1854 CRIMEA 2004
FIVE POUNDS

Edge

Very fine reeding

Comments

There are two types of this coin, both designated as KM#43
One is where the reverse is plain and the other where one of the soldiers is coloured

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2004  partial colour
2004  plain

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