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5 Pounds - Elizabeth II Prince Henry

5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Prince Henry) -  obverse 5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Prince Henry) -  reverse

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Features

Country Alderney
(Guernsey)
Type Non circulating coin
Year 2005
Value 5 Pounds
5.00 GGP = 6.25 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

21st birthday of Prince Henry

Obverse

Portrait of MH Queen Elizabeth II facing right with lettering around and year below.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II ALDERNEY
2005

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

Portrait of Prince Henry of Wales alongside his Coat of Arms with lettering above and to the left.

Lettering:
H.R.H. PRINCE HENRY OF WALES
FIVE POUNDS

Engraver: Robert Elderton

Robert Elderton (b. 1948) joined the Royal Mint in 1964 as an apprentice engraver, spending the firtyear full time at Central School of Art and thereafter one day a week at London’s Sir John Cass School of Arts and Crafts until summer 1971. He remained at the Royal Mint until 2002, where he designed numerous coins and medals.

Edge

Milled

Comments

In celebration of Prince Henry's 21st birthday on 15th September 2005 the coin was issued by the Channel Island of Alderney.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2005  Brilliant Uncirculated

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