Artistic and cultural advancement, political stability and most notably a united kingdom – all achievements of Queen Anne, the last Stuart queen and the first Queen of Great Britain. In 2014 you can celebrate the legacy of this influential woman with a £5 coin struck in her honour. Bearing an elegant eighteenth-century style miniature portrait, by Mark Richards FRBS, the coin recalls an age of elegance and refinement and commemorates the life and legacy of an influential monarch.
The beautifully illustrated leaflet that houses this superb gold Proof coin has been prepared with the help of The Royal Mint Museum. It explores both Anne’s reign and the fascinating numismatic tales that are still shared with wonder by collectors, including the story of how bullion captured from Spanish treasure ships was transformed into what are now very rare coins.