1980 Queen Mother's Birthday Crown
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UK 1980 Queen Mother's 80th Birthday 25p Crown

UK 1980 Queen Mother's 80th Birthday 25p Crown
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UK 1980 Queen Mother's 80th Birthday 25p Crown

Before £5 coins, major Royal events and national celebrations were marked by the Royal Mint with Crown Coins - struck to the exact same specification as today's £5 coins.

A crown tariffed at 25 pence was issued in August 1980 to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Queen Mother.

Her left facing portrait on the reverse of the coin was the first time a person other than the reigning monarch had been portrayed on a  British coin in their own lifetime.

The design features her effigy surrounded by a radiating pattern of bows and lions; a pun on her family name of Bowes-Lyon.

This historic UK coin was is one of just four decimal crown coins ever to be struck.

Order Ref 185/660T/9
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Specifications

  • Country of Issue: United Kingdom
  • Year of Issue: 1980
  • Diameter: 38.61mm
  • Weight: 28.28g
  • Metal: Cupro-nickel
  • Obverse: QEII by Arnold Machin
  • Reverse: Portrait of the Queen Mother
  • Quality: 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.