Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFive Pounds 2017 Platinum 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 Platinum Wedding (or 70th anniversary of the marriage) of Queen Elizabeth II to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The reverse was designed by John Bergdahl, and the obverse by Etienne Millner. The Royal Mint says about the design:
"A platinum wedding anniversary is a significant event for any couple. For two people who have lived their lives under the glare of public and media scrutiny, it is a testament to their unwavering devotion, strength of character and good humour.

Two sides of this world-famous yet down-to-earth couple are brought to life on this £5 coin. Etienne Millner’s combined portrait on the obverse represents a sense of duty, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh supporting Her Majesty The Queen in his role of royal consort. On the reverse, John Bergdahl’s equestrian portrait captures the couple sharing their love of horses side-by-side."

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage42,550
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding - obverse photo

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

Around left is the monarch's legend, ELIZABETH II D G 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).

Around below right, facing in the opposite direction, the value and denomination FIVE POUNDS.

The artist's initials EM (for Etienne Millner) are incuse below the Queen's necklace.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II D G REG F D · PHILIP PRINCEPS · FIVE POUNDS
Reverse
United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding - reverse photo

The reverse shows the young figures of Queen Elizabeth II (right), and Prince Philip (left) on horseback, both facing left. Around the rim, the inscription WEDDED LOVE HAS JOINED THEM IN HAPPINESS. Around left facing in the opposite direction, the anniversary dates: 1947 - 2017 ·.

The artist's initials JB (for John Bergdahl) are incuse in the left field next the neck of the Prince's horse.

Reverse Inscription 1947 - 2017 · WEDDED LOVE HAS JOINED THEM IN HAPPINESS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Precious metal versions have a plain inscribed edge with FELICES JUNXIT CONUBIALIS AMOR.

The Royal Mint released sales figures in March 2020; however, some of them are not final as some of the products listed were still available for sale at that time.

See also

Earlier crown coins celebrated:
- the Silver Wedding in 1972
- the Golden Wedding in 1997
- the Diamond Wedding in 2007

Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding: Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder
Mintage Issued: 40,378 (included in total)
Details

Royal Mint Product code: UK17PWBU. Release price: £13.00.

Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in PNC
Images United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding / Brilliant Uncirculated in PNC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 2,172 (included in total)
Details

Philatelic Numismatic Cover The Royal Wedding: Platinum Anniversary, with six stamps featuring photographs of the couple in 1947, from their engagement to their honeymoon, postmarked London SW1, 20.11.2017.

Royal Mint Product code: PWBPNC. Edition limit: 10,000. Release price: £19.95.

Variety Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: unknown (included in total)
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 6,775
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Boxed. Royal Mint Product code: UK17PWSP. Edition limit 15,000. Issue price: £82.50.

6,649 plus 126 pieces in Coin and Stamp pack.

Variety Silver Proof Piedfort
Mintage Issued: 2,268
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Boxed. Royal Mint Product code: UK17PWPF. Edition limit 4,000. Issue price: £155.00.

Variety Gold Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding / Gold Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 720
Material0.917 Gold
Details

39.94 g of 22-carat gold.

707 boxed (Product Code: UK17PWGP, issue price £2,375.00, issue limit 1,250) plus 13 pieces in Coin and Stamp pack (Product Code PWGPNC, issue price £2,295.00, issue limit 50).

Variety Gold Proof - Trial of the Pyx
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.917 Gold
Details

39.94 g of 22-carat gold. In presentation card signed by the Deputy Master of the Mint. Royal Mint Product Code: PUK17PW5. Issue price £2,275.

These are coins that participated in the centuries-long tradition known as The Trial of the Pyx, in which the quality of British coinage is assayed. "The range of coins available may carry small marks or smudges from having been handled during the Trial of the Pyx."

Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding: References to Information Used
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Five Pounds 2017 Sapphire Jubilee unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2017 King Canute unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2017 Prince Philip 29,097 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding 42,550 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D · PHILIP PRINCEPS · FIVE POUNDS
Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding (Heraldic, Platinum) 112 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D · PHILIP PRINCEPS · FIVE POUNDS
Five Pounds 2017 Lion of England 31,838 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2017 Unicorn of Scotland 31,978 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2017 Edinburgh Castle 1,087 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Five Pounds 2017 Hampton Court Palace 1,087 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Five Pounds 2017 Downing Street 1,087 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Five Pounds 2017 Westminster Abbey 1,087 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Five Pounds 2017 Remembrance Day unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Five Pounds 2017 Christmas Tree 38,407 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2018 Sapphire Anniversary 18,296 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2018 Prince George Birthday 50,588 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2018 Four Generations 22,393 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2018 Royal Wedding 62,755 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2018 Royal Academy of Arts 11,988 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2018 Lawrence of Arabia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Ypres unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Tanks unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Royal Air Force unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Women in Factories unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Widows unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Remembrance Day 798 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 War Memorials 693 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Poppies 1,803 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Imperial War Museums 693 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Commonwealth War Graves 693 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Peace 693 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Remembrance Day (Coloured) 15,941 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Blackpool unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Brighton unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Southwold unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Tenby unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Prince Charles 27,435 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Lion of England 9,840 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2018 Red Dragon of Wales 25,753 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2018 Black Bull of Clarence 17,763 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2018 Christmas Nutcracker 39,337 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2019 Remembrance unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2019 Queen Victoria unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Five Pounds 2019 Legend of the Ravens unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Five Pounds 2019 Ceremony of the Keys unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Five Pounds 2019 Yeoman Warders unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Five Pounds 2019 Crown Jewels unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Five Pounds 2019 Lion of England unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2019 Falcon of the Plantagenets unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2019 Yale of Beaufort unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2020 King George III unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Five Pounds 2020 Wordsworth unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Five Pounds 2020 Music Legends - Queen unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
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Five Pounds 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
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Five Pounds 2020 James Bond, Pay Attention unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Five Pounds 2020 James Bond, Shaken not Stirred unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
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Five Pounds 2020 Infamous Prison unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Five Pounds 2020 Red Cross unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2020 End of World War Two unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2020 Remembrance Day - Unknown Warrior unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2020 White Lion of Mortimer unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2020 White Horse of Hanover unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
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Five Pounds 2021 Mr. Men - Little Miss Sunshine unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2021 ·
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Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeCrown (Five Pounds)
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Face Value5 (x Pound)
Circulation MintageNone
Total Mintage42,550
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerJohn Bergdahl, Etienne Millner
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Thickness2.890 mm
Mass28.280 g
OCC IDDKLM-OMKC-VJNL-ONZB
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Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding: Photos
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Platinum Wedding Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Cover
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Notes: PNC.
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Platinum Wedding Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
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Platinum Wedding Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
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Platinum Wedding 2017 UK £5 Silver Proof Coin
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Notes: Silver proof.
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Platinum Wedding 2017 UK £5 Silver Proof Coin
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Notes: Silver proof.
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2017 UK Coin £5 / Crown Gold Proof Platinum Wedding
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2017 UK Coin £5 / Crown Gold Proof Platinum Wedding
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Notes: Gold proof.
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