2003 £5 Crown

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One simple and very different commemorative crown was issued in 2003 to mark the Golden Jubilee (50 years since the coronation) of the Queen.

Commemorative £5 Coin, Type 12:

Obverse Type (design by Tom Philips):

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Reverse Type (design by Tom Philips):

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Edge: Milled edge.

Mintage for Circulation: 1,307,010.

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

The story behind the design:

Both sides are by Tom Philips and are certainly a departure from the norm. A sketched style simple outline of the Queen with ‘GOD SAVE THE QUEEN’ as the central message on the reverse with non-standard lettering used on both sides. Slightly controversial. This is what the artist had to say:

http://www.tomphillips.co.uk/works/miscellaneous/coins-a-medals/item/106-jubilee-crown#

 

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