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This commemorative £5 coin was designed as part of a six-coin series: Celebration of Britain – The Mind Collection. This coin celebrates one of the greatest scientific minds in history – Sir Isaac Newton. One of his many achievements was developing the theory of gravity. As well as his work as a mathematician and physicist, Sir Isaac Newton also served as the Master of the Mint for nearly 30 years until his death in 1727. 

 

The £5 coin is struck in sterling silver to Proof condition. The obverse features the fourth coinage portrait of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as designed by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. The reverse features a design celebrating the achievements of Sir Isaac Newton with the inscription ‘Make not your thoughts your prisons’. 

Specification

Specification Value
Denomination £5
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61mm
Reverse Designer Danuta Solowiej-Wedderburn
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Raphael David Maklouf
Quality Proof
Year 2009
Pure Metal Type Silver
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