2022 Sterling Silver Queen Elizabeth II Memorial £5 Coin.
2022 28.28g sterling silver Queen Elizabeth II memorial £5 coin.
I just got this beauty in the mail today, I have been waiting a very long time for it to arrive. I pre-ordered it back in October of last year directly from the Royal Mint the day it went on sale.
This is a little piece of history being the very first coin design featuring King Charles III. I remember the day I ordered it there was a que of over 25k people waiting to get on the site trying to get their orders in.
It came in a box containing a small booklet with a few pages honoring Queen Elizabeth II and a cardboard display box also containing a COA.
The obverse side freatures the very first design of King Charles III by Martin Jennings. The background has a proof finish with a frosted profile view of King Charles III. The inscription on the out side reads CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D 5 POUNDS 2022.
The outer edge of the coin is smooth and has the inscription, ELIZABETH II DEVOTED TO YOUR SERVICE.
The Reverse features in the center an early depiction and a late depiction of Queen Elizabeth II facing each other on the right and left. There is a coronation crown on the top center and the Queens initials at the bottome center. The inscription on the outside reads ELIZABETH REGINA around the top and 1926 - 2022 at the bottom signifying the year she was born and the year she died.
Mint Mark Not Shown
Manufacturer The Royal Mint
Diameter 38.61 mm
Face Value 5 Pounds
Issuing Country England
Metal Weight .841 Troy Ounce