2001 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 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, the 2001 Gold Five Pounds Coin was housed in its original Royal Mint acrylic screw top capsule. The coin woul have been presented in its 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 2001.

Mintage: 1,000 (may include coins issued as part of a set). Minted at The Royal Mint.
In the Year: 2001
Elizabeth II was in her 49th year as Queen. In the USA Bill Clinton ends his second term as President and George W Bush becomes the 43rd U.S. President. After the 9-11 terrorist attack, the twin World Trade Towers collapse.
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