These beautiful Gold coins depict St. George slaying the dragon, one of the most iconic images featured on British coinage. Each coin contains more than an ounce of Gold, making them popular around the world.
- Contains 1.1775 oz actual Gold weight.
- Most coins will be in capsules. Some will be in protective plastic flips.
- Obverse: Depicts a bust of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse: A rendition of St. George mounted on horseback slaying a dragon, designed by Benedetto Pistrucci.
- Minted at the British Royal Mint.
This beautiful Benedetto Pistrucci design has been used on British coinage for more than 150 years. Add some these classic Gold coins to your cart today!
Dates (1981-2012) and conditions are of our choice and are limited to available inventory.
The history of the British 5 pound Gold coin
The history of the British 5 pound Gold coin dates back to its initial incarnation in 1820 as a pattern coin during the reign of King George III, and this was the first time Benedetto Pistrucci’s depiction of St. George slaying a dragon was used on a coin. Since that time, various versions of the British Gold coin have been issued off and on as the monarchs changed. More recent versions of the coin depict Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain’s current monarch, on the obverse, and Pistrucci’s famous reverse. The British Royal Mint has issued the famous Pistrucci reverse 5 pound Gold coin in very limited mintages since 1990.
Why invest in the British 5 pound Gold coin?
The British 5 pound Gold coin is popular among collectors and investors for many reasons. The British Gold coin’s 1.1775 troy oz of .9167 fine Gold gives it an edge over traditional 1 troy oz Gold bullion coins, and the size also gives it a commanding presence. As these Gold coins are guaranteed by the British Royal Mint for weight and purity, these coins are easily recognizable around the world, and they are easier to trade and sell for this reason. These British world coins have a low premium over the Gold spot price that attracts investors, and these Gold bullion coins have added numismatic value for beautiful design and historical significance that attracts collectors.
The price of British 5 pound Gold coins is partially determined by supply and demand.
Supply and demand affects the price of Gold, which in turn affects the price of British 5 pound Gold coins. From British coins to medical devices, Gold is in demand for a wide range of uses, and the demand for the Precious Metal will continue to grow as more uses are discovered. The supply of Gold on earth is finite, and Gold is rarer to find than other metals like aluminum or iron, which means the price of Gold is higher than the more easily found metals. The price of Gold tends to rise when demand for commercial, industrial and personal uses increases.
Should I invest in British 5 pound Gold coins or Gold bars?
Deciding whether to invest in Gold coins or Gold bars really comes down to personal goals and preferences. Some investors prefer Gold bars because there is minimal markup over the Gold spot price, making them ideal for investing. Others choose Gold coins, like this British 5 pound Gold coin, because they are guaranteed by the British Royal Mint for weight, content and purity, and they represent more than just monetary value. Gold coins from the British Royal Mint also embody a piece of history, and each world coin is a work of art that you can hold in your hands and proudly show to family and friends.