1993 £5 Crown

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A commemorative crown was issued in 1993 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Queens coronation in 1953.

Commemorative £5 Coin, Type 2: (info on coin type numbers here)

Obverse Type (design by Robert Elderton, with Queen’s portrait based on that of Mary Gillick):

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Reverse Type (design by Robert Elderton):

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Edge: Milled edge.

Mintage for Circulation: 1,834,655.

Collectability/Scarcity: 1 (for scale details see here)

The story behind the design:

Both the obverse and reverse are by Leslie Durbin. The obverse incorporates a small bust of the Queen in the style of the original portrait of the Queen for use on coins by Mary Gillick. The reverse shows the St Edward crown surrounded by forty trumpets and the promise ‘FAITH AND TRUTH I WILL BEAR UNTO YOU’ which actually also appeared on the edge of the Queen’s coronation crown of 1953.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/2/newsid_2654000/2654501.stm 

 

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