The Royal Mint Unveils 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 Coin
The Royal Mint has revealed precious metal variants of the 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 coin.
Queen Anne’s reign is one of great interest to many collectors, as it gave rise to a number of numismatic treasures that were struck by The Royal Mint.
This period of classic elegance has been recalled by portrait sculptor Mark Richards FRBS in his design for this 2014 UK £5 coin that has been struck by The Royal Mint to mark the 300th anniversary of the death of Queen Anne, and to pay tribute to the achievements of her reign.
Capturing the sense of refinement and taste of the era, his portrait is styled as a miniature of Queen Anne’s much-admired effigy, surrounded by a decorative frame. The obverse features the current coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
The 300th Anniversary of the Death of Queen Anne UK £5 Coin is now available in 22 carat gold, sterling silver plated with fine gold, sterling silver or as a double-thickness sterling silver Piedfort coin, all finished to The Royal Mint’s prestigious Proof standard.
Each coin set is presented in a sophisticated case with a Certificate of Authenticity and a beautifully illustrated booklet documenting the key milestones of Queen Anne’s life.
About the Royal Mint
The Royal Mint has a history dating back over 1,000 years. By the late thirteenth century the organisation was based in the Tower of London, and remained there for over 500 years. By 1812 The Royal Mint had moved out of the Tower to premises on London’s Tower Hill. In 1967 the building of a new Royal Mint began on its current site in South Wales, UK.
On 1 January 2010 the assets of The Royal Mint Trading Fund were vested into a government company, called The Royal Mint Limited. HM Treasury remains 100% owner of the shares of the company. All assets of an historical nature have been vested into a separate company, The Royal Mint Museum, to preserve, protect and enhance them for future generations to come. With the exception of the assets separated into the Museum, all other assets and liabilities, including those of a contingent nature, were transferred into the new company effective 1 January 2010.
In 2011 The Royal Mint’s site was chosen to host the Prime Minister David Cameron’s first government cabinet meeting in Wales, UK.
In 2012, The Royal Mint introduced a new fineness of Britannia bullion coins, building on the bullion Sovereign’s long-standing reputation for integrity and accuracy, and positioning The Royal Mint and its bullion products as a premium proposition in this marketplace. The Royal Mint also launched a highly-secure on-site bullion Vault storage facility in December 2012.
The Royal Mint has been making military campaign medals since it was commissioned to make medals for soldiers who fought in the battle of Waterloo in 1815. The year 2012 was of particular significance for The Royal Mint’s medal-making team, with the manufacture of all 4,700 Victory Medals for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.