2016 £5 Crown

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Just one crown was released for 2016! They completely neglected the 1st Birthday of Princess Charlotte and 3rd Birthday of Prince George! Whatever next.

Commemorative £5 Coin, Type 41 (info on coin type numbers here):

Obverse Type (bust design by (Mr) Jody Clark):

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Reverse Type (design by Christopher Hobbs):

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Edge: Milled edge. The proof versions have ‘FULL OF HONOUR AND YEARS’.

 

Mintage for Circulation: Not yet known.

Collectability/Scarcity: 2 (for scale details see here)

The story behind the design:

Issued to mark the forthcoming 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II on April 21st 2016. Some would say that due to competition from other private makers of coins, the Royal Mint seem to now issue commemorative coins well in advance of the event they are made to commemorate. Is it actually all about the profits I sometimes wonder. This particular coin was made available about four months before its event.

There will be lots going on the mark the Queen’s 90th birthday:

http://www.hmq90.co.uk/

 

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