Five Pounds, Coin Type from Tristan da Cunha - detailed information

Five Pounds, Coin Type from Tristan da Cunha (issued 1977 - )
Coin TypeFive Pounds

Tristan da Cunha is one of the few UK Overseas Territories not to have its own currency. The island does, however, have a Commemorative Coins Ordinance which enables the Governor (with the prior approval of the British Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs) to "cause coins to be made and issued to commemorate notable events of importance to Tristan". Coins made and issued under the provisions of this law are legal tender on the island; they are not really likely to be used as such though because their collectible and metal value far exceed their face value.

Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend, date of issue.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse

Various designs as separately described below.

Reverse Inscription
EdgeEdge Inscription
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Five Pounds: Details
CountryTristan da Cunha
CurrencyTristan da Cunha Pound
From1977
Face Value5 (x Pound)
CurrentYes
Material
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size
Mass