1998 £5 Crown

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A commemorative crown was issued in 1998 to mark the 40th birthday of Prince Charles and the work of his Prince’s Trust.

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

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


Reverse Type (design by Michael Noakes and Robert Elderton):


Edge: Milled edge.

Mintage for Circulation: 1,407,300.

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

The story behind the design:

The obverse shows the new (for 1998) Ian Rank-Broadley bust of the Queen. The reverse is by Michael Noakes and Robert Elderton and shows the Prince of Wales in front of words that describe what the Prince’s Trust offer young people. The banner below reads ‘THE PRINCE’S TRUST – HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE SUCCEED’. The Prince’s trust was established by the Prince of Wales in 1976:



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