1998 Gold Five Pounds Coin BU

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Benedetto Pistrucci's famous portrayal of St. George slaying the dragon is depicted on the reverse of the 1998 Gold Five Pounds Uncirculated Coin.

A small circled 'U' to the left of the date means the coin is of BU quality.

Queen Elizabeth II's fourth portrait can be seen on the obverse of the coin, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.

The coin is made of solid 22 carat gold (Gold fineness of 0.916).


Originally supplied in a Royal Mint acrylic screw top capsule and presented in a Royal Mint green velvet case, accompanied with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity (COA).


The gold five pounds piece has a weight of 39.94 grams.

Only 1,000 BU gold five pounds pieces were issued by the Royal Mint in 1998.

Mintage: 1,000 (may include coins issued as part of a set). Minted at The Royal Mint.
In the Year: 1998
Monarch is Elizabeth II. Prime Minister is Tony Blair (Labour). US President is Bill Clinton. UK takes over the Presidency of the EC's Council of Ministers. Eurovision Song Contest held at NIA in Birmingham; Danijela wins for Croatia. DVD's appear in the UK, selling 6,000 in first six months. Omagh bombing kills 29. U.S. Spacecraft Finds Water on Moon. On 15 June the bi-metallic two pound coin goes into circulation (coins are dated 1997).
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