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5 Pounds - Elizabeth II Queen Mother receiving flowers

5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Queen Mother receiving flowers) -  obverse 5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Queen Mother receiving flowers) -  reverse

Features

Country Alderney
(Guernsey)
Type Non circulating coin
Year 1995
Value 5 Pounds
GGP = 6.22 USD
Metal Silver (.925)
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.6 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 14a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

95th Anniversary of the Birth of the Queen Mother

Obverse

Effigy of queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II ALDERNEY
RDM

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

THE QUEEN MOTHER RECEIVING FLOWERS FROM YOUNG CHILDREN. CROWD IN BACKGROUND, VALUE & DATE

Lettering:
QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER
5 POUNDS
1995

Engraver: Michael Rizzello

Michael Gaspard Rizzello OBE was a sculptor and designer. Rizzello was born in London of Italian parents. His father was a tailor. He attended the London Oratory School and did not want to follow his father's profession. He enlisted in the army in 1944, and was demobbed in 1948. He was a good baritone singer and had to choose between music and drawing; he chose the latter. He attended the Royal College of Art winning both the Drawing Prize and Travelling Scholarship in Sculpture. This led to study in Italy, sculpture in Rome for two years, and he was awarded the Prix de Rome 1951 for Sculpture. He began his career making wax heads for Madame Tussauds. He served an unprecedented term of two 5-year periods as President of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. His public statuary includes Dancer with Ribbon in Oxford Street, London. His David Lloyd George stands in Cathays Park, Cardiff, and other portrait busts include Nelson Mandela.

Edge

Milled

Comments

Similar to Copper/Nickel version KM#14

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1995  10,000 Proof

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