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

Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding (Heraldic, Platinum), Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFive Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding (Heraldic, Platinum)

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:
"To have fallen in love completely and unreservedly makes all one’s personal troubles and even the world’s seem small and petty." Written by Philip in 1946, these words demonstrate the strength of his love for Princess Elizabeth, which inspired him when designing her engagement ring. Diamonds from his mother’s tiara were set in platinum and The Queen still wears the ring to this day.

Etienne Millner’s combined portrait graces the obverse, while John Bergdahl’s double shield design features the heraldic lineage of the two families that became entwined when the couple married.

Another crown coin issued at the same time has the same obverse with a reverse featuring the royal couple on horseback.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage112
Obverse
United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding (Heraldic, Platinum) - 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 (Heraldic, Platinum) - reverse photo

The reverse has a double shield design, depicting the heraldic lineage of the two families that became entwined when the couple married.

On the left, the Coat of Arms of the Queen, representing - clockwise from top left - England, Scotland, England again and Northern Ireland (Wales has no Coat of Arms so is not represented). On the right, the Coat of Arms of Prince Philip where three lions "passant" represent his Danish royal lineage, a cross represents his Greek royal lineage, a castle on a hill is for his title as Duke of Edinburgh, and vertical lines in the other quarter stand for Battenberg/Mountbatten.

In two lines below, the inscription 70 YEARS OF MARRIAGE, below which the date · 2017 ·.

The artist's initials JB (for John Bergdahl) are in relief in the right field next the Prince's arms.

Reverse Inscription 70 YEARS OF MARRIAGE · 2017 ·
EdgePlain and inscribed (incuse lettering)Edge InscriptionFELICES JUNXIT CONUBIALIS AMOR
Notes

This coin with a face value of 5 pounds was issued in platinum only, weight 3 ounces. Silver and gold coins with the same reverse have different face values.

107 issued boxed (Royal Mint Product code: UK17PWPP from edition limit 100 (?). Issue price: £4,675.00, with reproduction book from 1947).

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 (Heraldic, Platinum): Known varieties
Variety Platinum Proof PNC United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding (Heraldic, Platinum) / Platinum Proof PNC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding (Heraldic, Platinum) / Platinum Proof PNC - reverse photo
Mintage 5 (included in total)
Details

Coin and stamp pack, Royal Mint Product code: PWPPNC. Edition limit 20. Issue price: £4,675.00.

Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding (Heraldic, Platinum): References to Information Used
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All (88) 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 100,986 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS · 2013
Five Pounds 2013 Royal Birth 7,460 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS
Five Pounds 2013 Prince George Christening 56,014 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS
Five Pounds 2013 First Portrait 1,465 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F · D · FIVE POUNDS
Five Pounds 2013 Second Portrait 1,465 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) · ELIZABETH · II · D : G : REG : F : D : FIVE POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2013 Third Portrait 1,465 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F · D · FIVE POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2013 Fourth Portrait 1,465 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS
Five Pounds 2014 Queen Anne 40,170 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS · 2014
Five Pounds 2014 Prince George Birthday 7,451 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS
Five Pounds 2014 Big Ben 1,299 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
Five Pounds 2014 Buckingham Palace 1,299 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
Five Pounds 2014 Trafalgar Square 1,299 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
Five Pounds 2014 Tower Bridge 1,299 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
Five Pounds 2015 Churchill 66,864 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS · 2015
Five Pounds 2015 Battle of Waterloo (Fourth Portrait) 66,948 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D FIVE POUNDS · 2015
Five Pounds 2015 Battle of Waterloo (Fifth Portrait) 2,523 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2015 ·
Five Pounds 2015 Birth of Princess Charlotte unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2015 Princess Charlotte Christening 4,842 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2015 Prince George Birthday 4,009 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch 48,848 Portrait by James Butler ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · FIVE POUNDS
Five Pounds 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday 120,651 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Five Pounds 2016 Lake District 1,098 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Five Pounds 2016 Giant's Causeway 1,098 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Five Pounds 2016 White Cliffs of Dover 1,098 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Five Pounds 2016 Snowdonia 1,098 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Five Pounds 2017 House of Windsor unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2017 Sapphire Jubilee unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2017 King Canute unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2017 Prince Philip 29,097 Portrait by Jody Clark (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 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2017 Unicorn of Scotland 31,978 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2017 Edinburgh Castle 1,087 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Five Pounds 2017 Hampton Court Palace 1,087 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Five Pounds 2017 Downing Street 1,087 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Five Pounds 2017 Westminster Abbey 1,087 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Five Pounds 2017 Remembrance Day unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Five Pounds 2017 Christmas Tree 38,407 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2018 Prince George Birthday unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2018 Four Generations unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2018 Royal Wedding unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2018 Royal Academy unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Five Pounds 2018 Lawrence of Arabia unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Ypres unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Tanks unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Royal Air Force unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Women in Factories unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Widows unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Remembrance Day unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 War Memorials unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Poppies unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Imperial War Museums unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Commonwealth War Graves unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Peace unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Remembrance Day (Coloured) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Blackpool unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Brighton unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Southwold unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2018 Tenby unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Five Pounds 2019 Queen Victoria unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Five Pounds 2020 Music Legends - Queen unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Five Pounds 2020 Wordsworth unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
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Five Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding (Heraldic, Platinum): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeCrown (Five Pounds)
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Face Value5 (x Pound)
Circulation MintageNone
Total Mintage112
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
DesignerJohn Bergdahl, Etienne Millner
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)38.6100
Thickness (mm)2.8900
Mass (g)94.2000
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-BLDD-OMNY
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Platinum Wedding 2017 UK £5 Platinum Proof Piedfort Coin
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Platinum Wedding 2017 UK £5 Platinum Proof Piedfort Coin
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Notes: Platinum proof.
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