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Coin: Five Pounds Gold 1999

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)
Year1999 CurrentYes
Mintage970 (970)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 970 (970)
Material0.9167 Gold DesignerBenedetto Pistrucci
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)39.9400

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right. In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF

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, 1999.

Reverse inscription1999
Edge Edge inscription
Five Pounds Gold 1999: Known varieties
Proof unknown
Five Pounds Gold 1999: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1003
Five Pounds Gold 1999: References to Information Used
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
Bullion Star - Buy and Store Gold and Silver in Singapore
Bullion Star - Buy and Store Gold and Silver in Singapore
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