What is the Battle of Trafalgar £5 coin?
In 2005, to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, the Royal Mint released a very Limited Issue Battle of Trafalgar £5 Five Pound Proof Coin. In the centre of the reverse design are Royal Navy ships, Victory and Temeraine, as viewed from the French Fleet and the dates "1805" and "2005", designed by Clive Duncan.
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.
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):
What does the 5 dollar gold coin look like?
Lady Liberty Head (obverse) - The 5 dollar gold coin features a beautiful design created by Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre. It shows a left facing Lady Liberty Head wearing a coronet. The word "Liberty" can be seen inscribed along the cornet. After Longacre's passing, he was succeeded by Christian Gobrecht.