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Elizabeth I / Elizabeth II, £5 Silver Proof, 2008

In 2008 the Royal Mint celebrated the 450th Anniversary of the Accession of Queen Elizabeth I 1558-2008 with the issue of a crownsized £5 piece. They issued this piece in cupronickel, Sterling Silver and Gold, it is the Silver piece that we now offer here. You have Elizabeth I on one side and Elizabeth II on the other side. Today the Royal Mint is charging about £80.00 for a Silver Proof £5 piece.

Elizabeth II, £5 Queen Mother 90th Birthday, 1990

In 1990 the late Queen Mother celebrated her 90th birthday and the Royal Mint issued a special commemorative £5 piece to honour that event. They also issued a specimen example in an early type of bubble pack, not as fancy as the modern packaging, not as expensive as the modern ones either. You have a crowned cipher on the reverse with the dates 1900 1990 and H. M. the Queen on the obverse. These are still mint sealed, in a smaller package which is easier to store. We found 25 of them in one of the vault rooms and while they last, you can have one for an incredible price.

Elizabeth II, £5 Wedding Platinum Proof, 2017

In 2017 the Royal Mint issued a handsome £5 to celebrate the Queen and Prince Philip’s 70th wedding anniversary, their Platinum. They called it ‘a story of love and loyalty’, as royalists, it is something we totally agree with. And for once the Royal Mint issued a coin that we think fully reflects the time and the mood. You have the conjoined busts of the Queen and Prince Philip on one side and the Queen on horseback on the other side. The certificate this comes with the coin says there is a maximum of 15,950 to be issued, but if previous Royal Mint issues are anything to go by, the mintage will be much lower. Each striking Proof coin comes in the Royal Mint packaging with certificate. This is a rather beautiful piece and supplies are limited.