From the Royal Mint: The Royal Mint has struck a special edition United Kingdom 925 sterling silver £5 coin in honour of the second birthday of His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge on 22 July. Approved by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Her Majesty the Queen and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the new silver £5 coin is minted in Silver Proof finish, and restricted to a limited mintage of just 7,500 coins. The design features a familiar theme in British coinage: St. George and the dragon.
St. George is a familiar figure on British coinage, first appearing on English coins with the George nobles – gold coins issued during the reign of Henry VIII. The classic St George and the dragon image created by Benedetto Pistrucci in 1817 has graced the coins of almost every monarch since George III, and Christopher Le Brun’s composition applies a dynamic and new approach to the portrayal of the classic tale.
Obverse: The design features the Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, also known as the Fifth Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The inscription reads: 5 POUNDS ∙ ELIZABETH II ∙ D ∙ G ∙ REG ∙ F ∙ D.
Reverse: A contemporary reimagining of the St. George and the dragon legend artist Christopher Le Brun. The date 2015 appears at the top, canted towards the right.
Designer(s): Designer Jody Clark’s fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is the current standard for all coinage of the United Kingdom. It is gradually replacing the Ian Rank-Broadley portraits of the Queen across the Commonwealth. View Designers Profile. For more information about Christopher Le Brun, click here.
|Year Of Issue:||2015|
|OBV Designer||Jody Clark|
|REV Designer||Christopher Le Brun|
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