2004 £5 Crown

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One commemorative crowns was issued in 2004, to mark the 100th anniversary of the friendly peaceful agreement between Great Britain and France known as the Entente Cordiale.

Commemorative £5 Coin, Type 13: (info on coin type numbers here)

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


Reverse Type (design by David Gentleman):


Edge: Milled edge.

Mintage for Circulation: 1,205,594.

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 David Gentleman and depicts both Britannia and Marianne. The Entente Cordiale was a formal agreement that tidied up the relations between Britain and France since the less formal agreements after the Napoleonic wars in 1815. It also ‘fixed’ a few issues relating to British and French colonies and rights:



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