Five Pounds 2018 Prince Charles, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Five Pounds 2018 Prince Charles, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFive Pounds 2018 Prince Charles

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 was issued to celebrate the 70th Birthday of the Prince of Wales and acknowledge the prince’s increased royal duties in recent years in helping the Queen carry out her role as monarch.

The Royal Mint says:
"With a commitment to serving the nation and supporting Her Majesty The Queen in official duties, The Prince of Wales has dedicated his life to helping others. Now in his 70th year, the prince shows no sign of slowing down. Last year alone saw the prince attend a remarkable 546 official occasions, while he also balances patronage to over 400 charitable organisations. This year The Prince of Wales has had important matters close to his heart keeping him busy, including the arrival of grandson HRH Prince Louis of Cambridge and the marriage of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex."

His new portrait on the reverse of the coin was designer by Robert Elderton, who also designed the commemorative coin for 40th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen's coronation in 1993.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage27,435
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2018 Prince Charles - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English and the year.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2018 Prince Charles - reverse photo

At centre, the portrait of Prince Charles, facing right. On the neck truncation in small letters, the designers initials RCE (for Robert Elderton).

Around above, the inscription H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES (H.R.H. is abbreviated from His Royal Highness). Around below, · 70TH BIRTHDAY ·.

The date, face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES · 70TH BIRTHDAY ·
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The release date was 15th October, a day after the 70th birthday of His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, occurring on the 14th November 2018. The coin continues the Royal Mint’s long-standing tradition of marking the achievements and milestones of the Royal Family and joins the coins struck in 1998 for the prince’s 50th birthday and his 60th birthday in 2008.

Base metal mintage includes 9,984 coins in presentation folder, 16,262 "in tubes" and 1,189 in PNC.

The Royal Mint also lists 795 "HRH The Prince of Wales - 70th Birthday Coinage Collection, 1948-2018" but it is unclear what this contains.

Five Pounds 2018 Prince Charles: Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in folder
Mintage Issued: 9,984 (included in total)
Details

In a presentation folder with fold-out packaging covering areas of The Prince of Wales’ life to date.

Royal Mint product code: UK1870BU, issue price: £13.00.

Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in PNC
Mintage Issued: 1,189 (included in total). Mintage limit: 10,000
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated copper-nickel coin in Philatelic Numismatic Cover (PNC) with six stamps featuring photographs of HRH The Prince of Wales from the last decade, postmarked London SW1, 14.11.2018.

Royal Mint Product code: C70BPNC, issue limit 10,000, issue price £19.95.

Variety Silver Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2018 Prince Charles / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2018 Prince Charles / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 2,916. Mintage limit: 3,500
Material0.925 Silver
Details

38.61 mm, 28.28 g sterling silver. Boxed.

Royal Mint Product Code: UK1870SP. Issue price: £82.50. Edition limit: 3,500.

2,166 issued as of March 2021 (not final). Also 750 in capsules.

Variety Silver Proof in PNC
Mintage Issued: 100. Mintage limit: 750
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Silver proof coin in Philatelic Numismatic Cover (PNC) with six stamps featuring photographs of HRH The Prince of Wales from the last decade, postmarked London SW1, 14.11.2018.

Royal Mint Product code: C70SPNC, issue limit 750, issue price £82.50.

Variety Silver Proof Piedfort
Images United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2018 Prince Charles / Silver Proof Piedfort - obverse photo United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2018 Prince Charles / Silver Proof Piedfort - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 771. Mintage limit: 1,000
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Like the silver proof, but double the thickness and weight. 38.61 mm, 56.56 g sterling silver.
Boxed. Royal Mint Product Code: UK1870PF. Edition limit: 1,000. Issue price: £155.00.

Variety Gold Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2018 Prince Charles / Gold Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2018 Prince Charles / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 253. Mintage limit: 300
Material0.917 Gold
Details

38.61 mm, 39.94 g 22-carat red gold, in a mahogany presentation box. Royal Mint Product Code: UK1870GP. Edition limit: 300. Issue price: £1,950.00.

Variety Gold Proof in PNC
Mintage Issued: 7. Mintage limit: 50
Material0.917 Gold
Details

Gold proof coin in Philatelic Numismatic Cover (PNC) with six stamps featuring photographs of HRH The Prince of Wales from the last decade, postmarked London SW1, 14.11.2018.

Royal Mint Product code: C70GPNC, issue limit 50, issue price £1,950.

Mintage figure is not final.

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

Gold proof coin which has been in the Trial of the Pyx, with a card signed by the Deputy Master of the Royal Mint. "The range of coins available may carry small marks or smudges from having been handled during the Trial of the Pyx."

Variety Platinum Proof Piedfort
Mintage Issued: 27. Mintage limit: 70
Material0.9995 Platinum
Details

38.61 mm, 94.20 g of 0.9995 platinum, in a mahogany presentation box. Royal Mint Product Code: UK1870PL. Edition limit: 70. Issue price: £4,000.

Mintage figure is not final.

Five Pounds 2018 Prince Charles: References to Information Used
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Five Pounds 2017 Westminster Abbey 1,087 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2017 ·
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Five Pounds 2017 Christmas Tree 38,407 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
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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 ·
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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 ·
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Five Pounds 2018 Prince Charles: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeCrown (Five Pounds)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value5 (x Pound)
Total Mintage27,435
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerRobert Elderton
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Thickness2.890 mm
Mass28.280 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-BADM-OMNY
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The 70th Birthday of HRH the Prince of Wales 2018 UK £5 Gold Proof Coin
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Notes: Gold proof.
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The 70th Birthday of HRH the Prince of Wales 2018 UK £5 Gold Proof Coin
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Notes: Gold proof.
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The 70th Birthday of HRH the Prince of Wales 2018 UK £5 Silver Proof Coin
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Notes: Silver proof.
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The 70th Birthday of HRH the Prince of Wales 2018 UK £5 Silver Proof Coin
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Notes: Silver proof.
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The 70th Birthday of the Prince of Wales 2018 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
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The 70th Birthday of the Prince of Wales 2018 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
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