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£5 Gold Crown

3 April 2020

PLEASE NOTE that we ONLY sell gold that we PHYSICALLY have in stock. Our position is changing all the time, so you will need to call us for up-to-date availability. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to offer wholesale deals to the trade - strictly retail only. We have Krugerrands and Sovereigns available for immediate delivery.

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Our POSTAL service remains FULLY operational.

In-line with UK Government instruction, our counter service is now CLOSED until further notice. If you have recently purchased bullion from us, we will be in-touch to offer you the option of UK vaulted storage until such time you're able to collect it, or shipping to you via Special Delivery. Please DO NOT try to collect it.

If you are selling scrap gold, silver or gold bullion, our postal service remains operational for sales of standard scrap, bullion and coins. We are unable to offer a 'melt & assay' service until further notice. Advice from Public Health England confirms that Coronavirus does not survive for long on parcels and packaging, therefore our online service will continue to operate. We can also confirm that Royal Mail has extensive contingency planning in place to ensure their delivery network remains operational. You can read their statement here.

Purity Weight (g) Fineness Min. Gold Content (g) Price £
Crown / £5 Coin 39.94 .9166 36.609 1,505.90

 

 

 

The English £5 Gold Crown is just one of the variations of the English Crown. First introduced under the title of the "Crown of the Double Rose", the English Crown entered production during the reign of King Henry VIII as part of his plan to spark monetary reform in the year 1526. General use variations of the crown can be found in gold and silver. Collectors editions of the £5 Crown are also available in gold, silver and platinum.

The Gold Crown was minted during the reign of every monarch of England from the time of King Henry VIII until Mary I. Mary I did not order the mint of new Crowns during her reign but their production resumed with Elizabeth I of England and continues today.

The £5 Gold Crown did not come into existence until 1990 when the coins face value was changed to reflects its larger size and production cost. Prior to 1990, the Crown was worth five shillings, or 25 new pence.

The current gold Crown measures 38.61 millimeters in diameter and weighs in at 39.94 grams.

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