Coin, cupro-nickel alloy, £5 denomination, Millenn

Made:
1999 in England
engraver:
Robert Evans
designer:
Jeffery Matthews
artist:
Ian Rank-Broadley
maker:
Royal Mint

Coin, cupro-nickel alloy, £5 denomination, Millennium Crown issued by the Royal Mint 1999 to commemorate the Millennium 2000. Featuring the British Isles with a pair of clock hands pivoted on the meridian at Greenwich, set at 1200. Dates 1999 and 2000 either side; the traditional beaded coin outer edges representing minutes and hours of a clock face; incuse edge inscription What's past is prologue [Shakespeare, Tempest]. Portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley, 1998, represented on obverse. Designed by Jeffery Matthews, modelled by engraver Robert Evans. 38.61mm diameter, 28.28gms weight. Quality Brilliant Uncirculated. Set into foldered booklet with text on GMT, in slipcase, 17.2x12.2cm.

Details

Category:
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
1999-823
type:
coin
credit:
Bank of England