What is the story behind the 2005 £5 coin?

Mintage for Circulation: 1,075,516 (total for both 2005 £5 coins). The story behind the design: The obverse shows the Ian Rank-Broadley bust of the Queen. The reverse by James Butler shows a front facing bust of Horatio Nelson. Admiral Nelson was killed by a French sniper during the battle of Trafalgar.

What is a five pound coin and who is on it?

The British five pound (£5) coin is a commemorative denomination of the pound sterling. Its obverse has featured the profile of Queen Elizabeth II since the coin’s introduction in 1990. Two different portraits of the Queen have graced the coin, with the latest design by Ian Rank-Broadley being introduced in 1998.

Who is on the commemorative £5 coin?

Two commemorative crowns were issued in 2005, both related to the Napoleonic wars. The first honours Admiral Horatio Nelson, who was killed in 1805 during the battle of Trafalgar, which is commemorated by the second coin. Commemorative £5 Coin, Type 14: Obverse Type (bust design by Ian Rank-Broadley):

How many five pound coins are there in Silver Proof quality?

Additionally, the Royal Mint have released a number of five pound coin sets in silver proof quality. A series of 18 commemorative £5 coins were issued to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics. [6] Four proof coins were released as part of the 2013 Queen's Portrait set.