Crown (Five Pounds), Coin Type from Alderney - detailed information

Crown (Five Pounds), Coin Type from Alderney (issued 2015 - )
Coin TypeCrown (Five Pounds)

Alderney is one of the Channel Islands (situated in the Channel between England and France), and is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey - a British Crown dependency. As such, it is not a sovereign country, but has operated as a quasi-sovereign entity since the Middle Ages. The island has issued commemorative coins since 1989, denominated in the Alderney Pound - which is a variant of the Pound Sterling and is legal tender on the islands, but not in the United Kingdom.

The British Royal Mint occasionally uses the jurisdiction of Alderney to issue commemorative coins, usually crowns-sized (i.e. modelled on the pre-decimal crown denomination, which is now continued by the commemorative £5 type). Coins of this type are not intended for circulation.

Alderney / Crown (Five Pounds) - obverse photo

Effigy and legend of the ruling British monarch, face value, date of issue.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the monarch, face value, date
Alderney / Crown (Five Pounds) - reverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone

For other coins in the Crown format, see also:
- Isle of Man Crown
- New Zealand crowns-sized commemoratives ($1 from 1969 to 1990, $5 1991 to 2008), discontinued after 2008
- Saint Helena Crown
- United Kingdom pre-decimal Crown (1818 - 1965), Crown - 25 pence (1972 - 1981), and Crown - Five Pounds 1990 - present

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Crown (Five Pounds): Details
CurrencyAlderney Pound
Face Value5 (x Pound)
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.6100 mm
Mass28.2800 g