2008 Elizabeth I Anniversary £5
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2008 Elizabeth I Anniversary £5

To commemorate 450 years since Elizabeth I's accession, The Royal Mint issued this £5 in 2008 featuring a portrait of Elizabeth I within a mandorla created by four decorative arches and Tudor roses.

Elizabeth I succeeded to the throne on 17th November 1558 - a moment of triumph for the unwanted daughter of Henry VIII.

Under her rule England went from an impoverished country to the world's dominant power with victory over the Spanish Armada in 1588.

The Elizabethan era is often considered the golden age of English history with music, art and literature also flourishing.

The year of her accession and the year of her anniversary are both shown in Roman numerals on this coin, as well as the edge inscription: I HAVE REIGNED WITH YOUR LOVES.

This coin is no longer available from The Royal Mint and, due to the difficulty in sourcing this issue, stocks are incredibly limited.

Secure yours today for just £25 (+p&p).

Order Ref 185/621L/0

Specifications

  • Denomination: £5
  • Metal: Cupro-nickel
  • Weight: 28.28g
  • Diameter: 38.61mm
  • Obverse Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley
  • Reverse Designer: Rod Kelly
  • Finish: Circulation

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.