2006 £5 Crown

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One commemorative crown was issued in 2006, to mark the 80th birthday of the Queen.

Commemorative £5 Coin, Type 16:

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


Reverse Type (design by Danuta Solowiej-Wedderburn):



Mintage for Circulation: Not yet known (330,790 are known to have been sold in special packs).

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 by Danuta Solowiej-Wedderburn shows trumpets and banners with the inscription ‘1926 VIVAT REGINA 2006’, which translates as ‘Long live the Queen’ sandwiched between her birth year and her 80th birthday year. Technically the coin bears no actual date of its own.


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