United Kingdom: Coin Type Five Pounds (Decimal, Gold) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Type Five Pounds (Decimal, Gold) (issued 1980 - )
Coin TypeFive Pounds (Decimal, Gold)

Gold five pound bullion coins are also known as "quintuple sovereigns", being of exactly the same design as the traditional British sovereign coin, but having five times their mass and gold content. In keeping with tradition, their denomination and value is not stated on the coin - that is, they are identical to the double sovereign, the sovereign and the fractional sovereign in all but size.

Composition: 0.917 gold (1.1699 oz AGW).

Obverse

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend in Latin.

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse

St George on horseback advancing to right wearing a helmet and cape and holding a sword; below the horse, the fallen dragon with lance in its side. Below the exergue line at right are the artist's initials B.P. (for Benedetto Pistrucci). In exergue, the date: [year].

Reverse Inscription[year]
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Five Pounds (Decimal, Gold) (39)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Five Pounds Gold 1980 10,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Five Pounds Gold 1981 5,400 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Five Pounds Gold 1982 2,500 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Five Pounds Gold 1984 16,009 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Five Pounds Gold 1985 19,756 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Pounds Gold 1986 7,723 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Pounds Gold 1987 5,694 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Pounds Gold 1988 3,315 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Pounds Gold 1989 500th Anniversary 10,694 Seated on Throne, by Bernard Sindall ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Pounds Gold 1990 2,947 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Pounds Gold 1991 2,312 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Pounds Gold 1992 1,962 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Pounds Gold 1993 1,984 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Pounds Gold 1994 1,918 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Pounds Gold 1995 1,718 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Pounds Gold 1996 1,643 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Pounds Gold 1997 1,662 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D
Five Pounds Gold 1998 1,614 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 1999 1,961 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 2000 11,994 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 2001 2,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 2002 Golden Jubilee 4,284 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 2003 2,862 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 2004 2,749 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 2005 3,097 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 2006 2,481 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 2007 2,518 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 2008 2,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 2009 2,750 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 2010 2,461 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 2011 1,685 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 2012 Diamond Jubilee 1,452 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 2013 650 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 2014 1,050 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 2015 Fourth Portrait 1,116 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds Gold 2015 Fifth Portrait 598 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Five Pounds Gold 2016 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
Five Pounds Gold 2017 1,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Five Pounds Gold 2018 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·
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Five Pounds (Decimal, Gold): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
From1980
Face Value5 (x Pound)
CurrentYes
Material0.9167 Gold
DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)36.0200
Mass (g)39.9400
Five Pounds (Decimal, Gold): Photos
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Great Britain 1981 5 pounds
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United Kingdom 5 Pounds 2002 Gold
Copyright: Vasilakopoulos Numismatics
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Great Britain 1981 5 pounds
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Notes: Queen Elizabeth II (Second portrait, 1980 - 1984).
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United Kingdom 5 Pounds 1991 Gold
Copyright: Vasilakopoulos Numismatics
Notes: Queen Elizabeth II (Third portrait, 1985 - 1997).
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United Kingdom 5 Pounds 2010 Gold
Copyright: Vasilakopoulos Numismatics
Notes: Queen Elizabeth II, Fourth Portrait (1998 - 2015).
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United Kingdom 5 Pounds 2015 Gold
Copyright: Vasilakopoulos Numismatics
Notes: Queen Elizabeth, Fifth Portrait (2015 - ).
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