2013 £5 Crown

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Three commemorative crowns were issued in 2013. A coin to mark the diamond jubilee of the Queen’s coronation and two coins to mark the arrival of Prince George (one for his birth, one for his christening).

Commemorative £5 Coin, Type 31:

Obverse Type (bust design by Ian Rank-Broadley, dated 2013):

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Reverse Type (design by Emma Noble):

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Edge: Milled edge.

Mintage for Circulation: 57,262 (in BU packs only)

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

The story behind the design:

The obverse shows the Ian Rank-Broadley bust of the Queen. The reverse is by Emma Noble and shows the crown used to officially crown the Queen in 1953.

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

 

Commemorative £5 Coin, Type 32a: (info on coin type numbers here)

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

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Reverse Type (design by Benedetto Pistrucci):

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Edge: Milled edge.

Mintage for Circulation: None. These were struck as silver proof only (issue limit 10,000).

Collectability/Scarcity: 5 (for scale details see here)

The story behind the design:

The obverse shows the Ian Rank-Broadley bust of the Queen. The reverse is by Benedetto Pistrucci and was originally used on the sovereigns and Crowns of George III. Over nearly 200 years it has been used on many different coins, including most sovereign gold coins and most recently (on a crown), for the 1951 Festival of Britain commemorative crown.

 

Commemorative £5 Coin, Type 32b: (info on coin type numbers here)

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

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Reverse Type (design by John Bergdahl):

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Edge: Milled edge.

Mintage for Circulation: 56,014 (in BU packs only)

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

The story behind the design:

The obverse shows the Ian Rank-Broadley bust of the Queen. The reverse is by John Bergdahl and is based on the Lily Font which is used to baptise Royal babies since 1841:

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/vanda/MicroObject.asp?row=1&themeid=2879&item=1

 

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