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5 Pounds - Elizabeth II Alfred the Great

5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Alfred the Great) -  obverse 5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Alfred the Great) -  reverse

Features

Country Alderney
(Guernsey)
Type Non circulating coin
Year 2003
Value 5 Pounds
GGP = 6.61 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.6 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 45
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

History of the Royal Navy Series - Alfred the Great

Obverse

Effigy of queen Elizabeth II facing right, date below

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II ALDERNEY
RDM
2003

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

Alfred the Great on longboat below denomination

Lettering:
FIVE POUNDS
THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY
ALFRED THE GREAT 849-899

Engraver: Willem Vis

Willem Vis (1936-2007), medalist and visual artist, was artistic director at Koninklijke Begeer in Voorschoten from 1957-1971 and afterwards he was an independent artist. He designed numerous medals, portrait plaques, tokens and commemorative coins.

Edge

Milled

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2003 

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