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

Crown (Five Pounds), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1990 - )
Coin TypeCrown (Five Pounds)

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.

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Crown (Five Pounds): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
From1990
Face Value5 (x Pound)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)38.6100
Mass (g)28.2800