2007 £5 Crown

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One commemorative crown was issued in 2007, to mark the 60th (diamond) wedding anniversary of the Queen and Prince Philip.

Commemorative £5 Coin, Type 17:

Obverse Type (bust design by Ian Rank-Broadley):

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Reverse Type (design by Emma Noble):

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Edge: MY STRENGTH AND STAY.

Mintage for Circulation: 2,396,100.

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

The story behind the design:

The obverse shows conjoined busts of the Queen and Prince Philip by Ian Rank-Broadley. The reverse by Emma Noble depicts the North Rose window at Westminster Abbey. The Latin ‘TVEATVR VNITA DEVS’ translates to ‘May god guard these united (Kingdoms)’. Technically the coin bears no actual date of its own. The Queen married Price Philip on the 20th November 1947:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_of_Princess_Elizabeth_and_Philip_Mountbatten,_Duke_of_Edinburgh

 

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