2016 Five Guinea Gold Proof Coin
The 2016 Five Guinea Gold Proof Coin is minted to the same size and weight as its original predecessor: 42gm and 37mm in diameter. It features the shield design from the very last Five Guineas struck under King George II – a single ornate shield with quarters containing the arms of England and Scotland, France, Hanover and Ireland.
Mirroring the edge lettering on the last five Guinea – DECUS•ET•TUTAMEN•ANNO REGNI•VICESIMO•SEXTO The 2016 features the regnal dates of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – DECUS•ET•TUTAMEN•ANNO REGNI•SEXAGESIMO•QUARTO in a raised edge lettering.
Sectional frosting between a series of connection lines denote the extent of The East India Company’s global reach, adding a modern dimension to a design deeply rooted in British history. In keeping with the original 1729 Five Guineas struck with gold supplied by The Company, the letters E.I.C. can be found.
• Historically accurate specification – same as last circulating Five Guinea
• First Five Guinea issued in the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
• Featuring special edge lettering – “An ornament and a safeguard…”
• E.I.C provenance mark to obverse approved by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
• Limited issue of 200 coins
- Alloy: 0.9167 AU GOLD
- Diameter: 37mm
- Weight: 42 grams
- Denomination: £5
- Finish: Proof
- Issuing Authority: St Helena
- Year Date: 2016
- Issue Limit: 200
Delivery & ReturnsAll coins will be shipped via registered post or UPS depending on location.
- Please allow up to 14 days for delivery
- Liquids cannot be shipped outside of the EU.
- Bullion items cannot be shipped to India.
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