Five Pounds 2007 Diamond Wedding, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Five Pounds 2007 Diamond Wedding, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFive Pounds 2007 Diamond Wedding

At the time of decimalisation in 1971, the United Kingdom Crown coin (equal to 5 shillings) 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 old denomination had been a regular circulating coin in the 19th century, but in the 20th century it became more of a commemorative denomination.

The Royal Mint continued issuing commemorative coins in the same format - using the traditional coin dimensions, but in copper-nickel. These were initially also denominated as 25 pence but the "Crown" was changed in 1990 to a commemorative Five Pound coin, having the same dimensions and weight but with a face value twenty times as great.

The denomination is used to mark special occasions, usually royal in theme, rather than for use in general circulation. Although not circulating, these coins are legal tender.

This commemorative £5 Crown-sized coin celebrates the Diamond Wedding (or 60th anniversary of the marriage) of Queen Elizabeth II to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It comes ten years after another crown coin marking their Golden Wedding in 1997.

The obverse was designed by designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, the author of the Queen's Fourth definitive portrait, and the reverse by Emma Noble.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Mintage329,632
Obverse
United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2007 Diamond Wedding - obverse photo

At the centre of the obverse are the conjoined busts of Queen Elizabeth II (in the foreground, to the left), and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (in background, to the right), both facing right.

Around left is the monarch's legend, ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · (translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith), followed around right by her husband's legend, PHILIP · PRINCEPS (from Latin: Philip, Prince).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · PHILIP · PRINCEPS
Reverse
United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2007 Diamond Wedding - reverse photo

The reverse features the Rose Window of Westminster Abbey (where the Royal Wedding took place). Around above, the inscription TVEATVER VNITA DEVS (God, protect the Union).

Around below, the value and denomination divide the anniversary dates: * 1947 * FIVE POUNDS * 2007 *.

The artist's initials e.n. (for Emma Noble) are after the 7 of the date 2007.

Reverse Inscription TVEATVER VNITA DEVS * 1947 * FIVE POUNDS * 2007 *
EdgeMilled and inscribed (incuse lettering)Edge InscriptionMY STRENGTH AND STAY
Notes

Mintage figure comprised of:
30,561 circulation coins
260,856 brilliant uncirculated coins released in presentation folder
38,215 proofs
Off-metal strikes not included.

Five Pounds 2007 Diamond Wedding: Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder
Mintage 260,856 (included in total)
Variety Proof FDC United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2007 Diamond Wedding / Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2007 Diamond Wedding / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage 38,215 (included in total)
In Set United Kingdom 2007 Proof Coin Collection, mintage 18,215
12 coins: £5 Diamond Wedding, £2 Technology, £2 Act of Union, £2 Slave Trade, £1 Millennium Bridge, 50p Britannia, 50p Scouting, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
- variety: United Kingdom 2007 Proof Coin Collection (Deluxe), mintage 15,000 (not included in the above set)
- variety: United Kingdom 2007 Executive Proof Set, mintage 5,000 (not included in the above set)
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Mintage 15,186
Material0.925 Silver
Variety Silver Proof Piedfort
Mintage 2,000
Material0.925 Silver
Variety Gold Proof FDC United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2007 Diamond Wedding / Gold Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2007 Diamond Wedding / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage 2,380
Material0.917 Gold
Details

39.94 g of 22-carat gold.

Variety Platinum Proof FDC
Mintage 250
Material0.9995 Platinum
Five Pounds 2007 Diamond Wedding: References to Information Used
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Royal Mint Mintage link Circulation mintage
Royal Mint Mintage link Varieties mintage
All (26) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Crown (Five Pounds)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Five Pounds 1990 Queen Mother 2,806,681 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F · D · FIVE POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 1993 Coronation Anniversary 1,900,735 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH II DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds 1996 Queen's 70th Birthday 2,536,992 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F · D · FIVE POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 1997 Golden Wedding 1,733,000 ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D PHILIP · PRINCEPS
Five Pounds 1998 Prince Charles 1,570,970 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1998
Five Pounds 1999 Princess Diana 2,698,150 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1999
Five Pounds 1999 Millennium 2,698,150 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1999
Five Pounds 2000 Millennium 1,573,546 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2000
Five Pounds 2000 Queen Mother 1,573,546 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2000
Five Pounds 2001 Queen Victoria 900,863 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2001
Five Pounds 2002 Golden Jubilee 1,734,622 ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF · AMOR · POPULI PRÆSIDIUM REG 2002
Five Pounds 2002 Queen Mother 1,734,621 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G REG · F · D 2002 FIVE POUNDS
Five Pounds 2003 Coronation Jubilee 1,451,141 ELIZABETH II · DEI GRATIA REGINA · F · D ·
Five Pounds 2004 Entente Cordiale 1,228,166 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS
Five Pounds 2005 Trafalgar 537,758 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS
Five Pounds 2005 Nelson 537,758 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS
Five Pounds 2006 Queen's 80th Birthday 420,746 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS
Five Pounds 2007 Diamond Wedding 329,632 ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · PHILIP · PRINCEPS
Five Pounds 2008 Queen Elizabeth I 113,729 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS
Five Pounds 2008 Prince Charles 105,167 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS
Five Pounds 2009 King Henry VIII 101,557 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Five Pounds 2010 Restoration of the Monarchy 61,091 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
Five Pounds 2011 Prince Philip 47,704 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Five Pounds 2011 Royal Wedding 250,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS · 2011
Five Pounds 2012 Diamond Jubilee 528,800 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · FIVE POUNDS
Five Pounds 2013 Coronation Anniversary 57,262 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS · 2013
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Five Pounds 2007 Diamond Wedding: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeCrown (Five Pounds)
Issued2007
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Face Value5 (x Pound)
Mintage329,632
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerEmma Noble, Ian Rank-Broadley
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)38.6100
Thickness (mm)2.8900
Mass (g)28.2800
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Five Pounds 2007 Diamond Wedding: Photos
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Diamond Wedding Anniversary Crown Gold Proof
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Notes: Gold Proof.
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Diamond Wedding Anniversary Crown Gold Proof
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Notes: Gold Proof.
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Diamond Wedding Anniversary Crown
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Notes: Proof.
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Diamond Wedding Anniversary Crown
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Notes: Proof.
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Five Pounds 2007 Diamond Wedding: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United KingdomL17 (was 4562)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1077, 1077a Silver, 1077b Gold
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# P64 (Silver Proof Piedfort)