2002 Golden Jubilee Gold Proof Five Pounds

£2,995.00

The gold £5 crown is made of 22 carat gold, and weighs 39.94 grams. It has a diameter of 38.61mm.

Only 3,500 2002 Golden Jubilee gold proof five pounds pieces were issued by the Royal Mint in 2002.

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Description

The 2002 Golden Jubilee Gold Proof Five Pounds piece (£5) was one of two gold proof crown designs issued by the Royal Mint in 2002. This particular design was issued to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Both the obverse and reverse designs were created by Ian Rank-Broadley. The obverse shows a new portrait of The Queen with the denomination ‘FIVE POUNDS’. The reverse depicts an equestrian portrait of The Queen with the inscription ‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF’ around the circumference, and ‘AMOR POPULI PRAESIDIUM REG’ within. The date ‘2002’ can be seen below separated by the central element of the Royal Arms.

The gold £5 crown is made of 22 carat gold, and weighs 39.94 grams. It has a diameter of 38.61mm, and is housed in its original Royal Mint acrylic capsule. The coin is presented in its Royal Mint purple velvet case, complete with outer card sleeve, accompanied with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.

Only 3,500 2002 Golden Jubilee gold proof five pounds pieces were issued by the Royal Mint in 2002.

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The first gold five pound piece (£5) was issued during the reign of King George III in 1820. It was not issued as a circulation piece, but for the collectors market only. Gold five pounds pieces were also issued in 1826 and 1839 as part of a proof coin set. It wasn’t until 1887 when a gold five pounds piece was issued for circulation purposes.

There are two basic kinds of gold five pounds coin: the gold £5 (quintuple sovereign) type and the gold Crown. They are both made of 22 carat gold, and weigh exactly the same (39.94 grams). The diameter of the gold crown is slightly larger than the £5 piece.

Gold proof crowns have been issued since 1990, and usually feature a commemorative scene. For example, the 1990 gold proof crown commemorated the Queen Mothers 90th birthday.

 

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