2016 Five Guinea Gold Proof Coin


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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.

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• 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


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Delivery & Returns

All coins will be shipped via registered post depending on location.
UK: £9.95
Europe: £12.95
International: £19.95

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- Please allow up to 14 days for delivery
- Liquids cannot be shipped outside of the EU.
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