About the coin
Sculptor Mark Richards FRBS – also creator of the design for the £5 coin struck for the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – has captured the style and refinement of the Queen Anne period in an eighteenth-century style miniature portrait, recalling an age of elegance. The details of his design gleam in this sterling silver coin’s exquisite Proof finish.
The beautifully illustrated leaflet that accompanies this impressive £5 coin has been prepared with the help of the experts at The Royal Mint Museum. It explores both Anne’s reign and stories that will delight collectors, including the tale of how bullion captured from Spanish treasure ships was transformed into what are now very rare coins.