In 2017 the Royal Mint issued a crownsized £5 dedicated to the Queen’s Sapphire
Jubilee of service. It states ‘My whole life, whether it be long or short, devoted to
your service’. We haven’t seen this coin before, but our guess is that someone in the States bought
some. Because we were able to pick up just 30 pieces of this double thick silver coin
slabbed in Proof 69. It is also marked one of the first 500 struck, so it is an early strike
as well. The crown is on one side and the Queen on the other.
A beautiful and heavy Sterling Silver £5, because being a piedfort, it is double the
normal thickness and double the weight of a normal one. We believe that the Mint sold
them at £155 and the slabbing cost an extra £15-£20.