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Coin type: Crown (Five Pounds)
Description

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.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value5 (x Pound)
Years produced1990 - ? CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)38.6100 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2800
Obverse

Obverse inscription
Reverse

Reverse inscription
Edge Edge inscription
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Crown (Five Pounds): Some useful external links
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