Great Britain Gold £5 BU/Proof

Great Britain Gold £5 BU/Proof

Only $72.18 per coin over spot!
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.

Coin Highlights:

  • 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 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.

Customer Reviews of Great Britain Gold £5 BU/Proof
Great Britain Gold £5 BU/Proof
4.2 Overall

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Nice coin, but not great.

By  Quacker

from Kailua, HI

3.0

I bought this coin because of its size. And it is big. And well struck as would be expected from the Royal Mint. It is exactly as advertised. But that is the problem. It is, at the end of the day, just another sovereign, only bigger. There are other more appealing alternatives such as the 50 Peso or even a 1 oz coin such as the St. Gauden Double Eagle.

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

A Very Nice Coin

By  NDS

from USA

4.0

At 1.1775 oz Troy, the £5 Sovereign certainly commands respect as it is noticeably larger and heavier than most other gold bullion coins. The £5 Sovereign offers much greater detail to Pistrucci's depiction of 'St. George slaying the dragon', bringing out the full grandeur of the design. The coin's 22k 'crown gold' composition, classical Gold Standard weight and timeless design make it a must have for any coin collection...

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Recognized Brand

Excellent Purchase

By  Drae

from Savannah

5.0

This is a very clean looking coin as it weighs over one ounce. This will not be my last purchase of the 5 pound sovereign. Came in BU condition. Thank you APMEX for keeping quality high.

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

Stunning proof coin!

By  Breakaway

from New England

5.0

I had been looking to purchase one of these for a while and decided to try Apmex as their return policy is exceptional,and I am glad I did! The coin I received was indeed a proof and looked to be uncirculated. The Sovereign is one of my favorite designs,and the 5lb Sovereign is the granddaddy of them. I am very happy with my purchase and will buy another when in stock.

Pros

  • Mint Condition
  • Attractive Design

By 

from IL

4.0

Nice coin. I even bought a frame for it, almost the size of 50 Pesos. Came with its box with Certificate! Thanks APMEX. The only reason I gave it 4 stars because of its color which looks like a copper "same as the penny" but my Jeweler confirmed it's a real gold.

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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.

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