Detailed information about coin type: Crown (Five Pounds) from United Kingdom:
At the time of decimalisation the United Kingdom five-shilling crown was redenominated as a 25p coin and pieces struck prior to 1990 – all the way back to 1818 – continue to be legal tender for that amount. The face value of new issues of the coin from 1990 was increased to £5.
Crowns are issued to mark special occasions, usually royal in theme, rather than for use in general circulation. They are legal tender – for £5 or 25p as described above – but contrary to popular belief this does not mean that banks and retailers automatically have to accept them.
|Country||United Kingdom||Currency||Pound Sterling|
|Face value||5 (x Pound)|
|Years produced||1990 - ?||Current||Yes|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Round|
|Size (mm)||38.6100||Thickness (mm)|
|The Royal Mint Museum: Five pound coin|