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Coin: Five Pounds Gold 1990

Gold bullion coin (not intended for general circulation).

From the 1984 issue, the Mint started to place a letter "U" to the left of the date to denote Uncirculated versions of the five pound gold coins, as opposed to the proof versions. 2001 was the last date of the "Brilliant Uncirculated" gold five pounds to bear the "U" mark; after this date, the practice was discontinued.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value5 (x Pound) TypeFive Pounds (Decimal, Gold)
Year1990 CurrentYes
Mintage3,726 (3726)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 3,726 (3726)
Material0.9167 Gold DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)39.9400

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing pearls ("Third Portrait", by Raphael David Maklouf); around, ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D

St George on horseback advancing to right wearing a helmet and cape and holding a sword; below horse, fallen dragon with lance in its side; below exergue line at right the artist's initials B.P. (Benedetto Pistrucci); in exergue, 1990.

Reverse inscription1990
Edge Edge inscription
Five Pounds Gold 1990: Known varieties
Proof 2,500 (included in main number)
No designer's initials (Proof) unknown (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Five Pounds Gold 1990: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 945
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 949 (No designer's initials)
Five Pounds Gold 1990: References to Information Used
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Regular and proof mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof, No designer's initials
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
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