1999 Gold Proof £5 Five Pounds Millennium NGC PF70 ULTRA CAMEO
Bust of the Queen facing right and wearing a tiara, by Ian Rank-Broadley, the letters IRB below the truncation.
This Millennium Crown was created by the veteran stamp designer Jeffrey Matthews in partnership with the engraver Robert Evans. The representation of the dial of a closk with hands set at 12 o'clock imposed on a map of the British Aisles.
Along the edge of the coin is a quote from The Tempest by William Shakespeare, which reads: WHAT'S PAST IS PROLOGUE. The quote suggests the opportunity for change, and Matthews hoped this design would symbolise the potential that the UK has going into the 21st Century.
Legend: ELIZABETH II DEI·GRA·REG·FID·DEF·
Edge: Inscription | Die Axis: Upright | Type: Proof | Mint: London | Mintage: 2,500 | Rating: Normal
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