Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


28 - Five Pounds and Five Guineas


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History of Five Pounds/Guineas
Pictures of Five Pounds/Guineas


Search by reign:

Five Guineas
Charles II, James II, William & Mary, William III, Anne, George I, George II, George III

Five Pounds
George III, George IV, William IV, Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI, Elizabeth II


It is stressed that the following prices are a guide only, and in UK pounds. They represent what you might have to pay a dealer, rather than what you might be able to sell them for.
I can take no personal responsibility for their accuracy, although every effort has been made to ensure that they have been copied correctly. In addition it should be noted that the price of gold coins is very dependent on the bullion value of gold.

Some lower prices given below may well be out of date, as gold prices can fluctuate markedly. The bullion value of a modern five pound gold coin was about £1240 ($1920) on 23rd January 2012. Live bullion values may be available on my Bullion Value page.

The information has generally been taken from the UK monthly magazine Coin News, and is reproduced by the kind permission of
Token Publishing Ltd, PO Box 14, Honiton, Devon EX14 9YP, UK


Condition Grades

The headings F, VF, EF and Unc refer to the condition grades of the coins. A guide to evaluating grades is found on my UK Coin Values Index page.
Proof coins relatively often found are listed, but the absence of a mention does not mean that a proof of that year does not exist.


Five Guineas


Charles II

First Bust (pointed truncation)

        Year    F       VF      EF 
5g      1668    2750    6000    17500
5g      1668el  2500    5500    16000
5g      1669    2750    6000
5g      1669el  3000    6750
5g      1670    2500    5500    18000
5g      1670    proof           100000
5g      1671    2750    5500    17500
5g      1672    2750    5500    17500
5g      1673    2750    5500    13000
5g      1674    3250    6500    14500
5g      1675    2750    5500    13000
5g      1675el  3000    6500
5g      1675ec  4000    7000    18000
5g      1676    2750    6000    13500
5g      1676ec  2750    6000    15000
5g      1677    2750    5500    12000
5g      1677/5  extremely rare
5g      1677ec  3000    6000    14500
5g      1678/7a 2600    6000    13000
5g      1678/7ec3000    7000    15000
el: elephant below bust (1677/5 has the elephant)
ec: elephant and castle below bust
a: bust 1

Second bust (rounded truncation)

        Year    F       VF      EF 
5g      1678/7b 2500    5500    18000
5g      1679    2400    5500    18000
5g      1680    2500    5500    18000
5g      1680ec  3000    7000    22000
5g      1681    3000    6000    18000
5g      1681ec  3000    6500    20000
5g      1682    2600    5500    18000
5g      1682ec  2700    6000    18000
5g      1683    2400    6000    17000
5g      1683ec  3000    6500    20000
5g      1684    2800    6000    18000
5g      1684ec  2800    6000    18000
ec: elephant and castle below bust
b: bust 2

James II

        Year    F       VF      EF  
5g      1686    3400    7250    24000
5g      1687    3000    7000    20000
5g      1687ec  3200    7000    20000
5g      1688    3200    7000    20000
5g      1688ec  3200    7000    22000
ec: elephant and castle below bust

William & Mary

        Year    F       VF      EF
5g      1691    2500    6000    17000
5g      1691ec  2500    6000    17000
5g      1692    2500    6000    17000
5g      1692ec  3000    6000    17500
5g      1693    2700    6500    17000
5g      1693ec  2900    6500    17000
5g      1694    2500    6000    17000
5g      1694ec  3000    6000    18000
ec: elephant and castle below busts
1694 is known with 4/2. Slightly higher price than normal.

William III

        Year    F       VF      EF
5g      1699    3000    6500    20000
5g      1699ec  3200    6750    22000
5g      1700    3000    6200    20000
5g      1701    3000    6000    18000
ec: elephant and castle below bust
The 1701 coin has a different 'fine-work' bust.

Anne

Pre-Union
        Year    F       VF      EF
5g      1703V   30000   80000   225000
5g      1705    4250    10000   35000
5g      1706bu  4000    8500    32500
V: VIGO below bust
bu: pre-union - separate England/Scotland shields
Post-Union
        Year    F       VF      EF
5g      1706au  3000    6000    20000
5g      1709    3000    6000    21000
5g      1711    3200    6000    21000
5g      1713    3200    6000    21000
5g      1714    3200    6000    21000
5g      1714/3  3200    6000    22000
au: post-union - conjoined England/Scotland shields


George I

        Year    F       VF      EF
5g      1716    3500    7500    25000
5g      1717    4000    8000    26500
5g      1720    3750    8000    27000
5g      1726    3500    7000    25000

George II

Young Head
        Year    F       VF      EF
5g      1729    2600    5200    17000
5g      1729E   2400    5000    14000
5g      1731    2600    6000    22000
5g      1735    2600    6000    22000
5g      1738    2600    5500    18000
5g      1741    2600    5500    16000
5g      1741/38 2600    5000    18000
Old Head
        Year    F       VF      EF
5g      1746L   2650    5000    16000
5g      1748    2650    5000    15000
5g      1753    2650    5500    16000
E: EIC below head
L: LIMA below head

George III

        Year                    EF
5g      1770    pattern only    175000
5g      1773    pattern only    160000
5g      1777    pattern only    150000

Extracted from Coin News May 2012


Five Pounds


Some lower prices given below may well be out of date, as gold prices can fluctuate markedly. The bullion value of a modern five pound gold coin was about £1188 ($1874) on 21st August 2012. Live bullion values should be available on my Bullion Value page.


George III

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
5      1820    pattern                 37500

George IV

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
5      1826    proof           10000   25000

William IV

None issued.

Victoria

Una and the Lion Issue

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
5      1839    proof           20000   50000
Jubilee Issue
5      1887    1200    1500    2200    3000
5      1887    proof                   5000
5      1887S   Ex rare
S: Sydney Mint
Old Head Issue
5      1893    1500    2250    3250    4500
5      1893    proof                   6500

Edward VII

        Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
5      1902    1400    1800    2400    3000
5      1902    proof                   2750

George V

        Year            VF      EF      Unc
5      1911    proof                   4000

George VI

        Year            VF      EF      Unc
5      1937    proof                   2200

Extracted from Coin News February 2014


Elizabeth II

The following list applies to the standard St.George reverse Five Pound coins (with the exception of the special 1989 Sovereign commemorative).

Uncirculated coins can be distinguished from proofs by the presence of a U in a circle, usually to the left of the date. However, regular issue coins without the U were issued in 2000 (and possibly 2001)

Some lower prices given below may well be out of date, as gold prices can fluctuate markedly. The bullion value of a modern five pound gold coin was about £1188 ($1874) on 21st August 2012. Live bullion values should be available on my Bullion Value page.

First portrait

        Year                            Unc
5      1953    proof Ex rare

Second portrait

        Year                            Unc
5      1980    proof                   950
5      1981    proof                   950
5      1982    proof                   975
5      1984U   St.G                    950
5      1984    proof                   975

Third (Maklouf) portrait

        Year                            Unc
5      1985U   St.G                    950
5      1985    proof                   900
5      1986U   St.G                    950

Modified Maklouf portrait

        Year                            Unc
5      1987U   St.G                    950
5      1988U   St.G                    950

Sovereign Anniversary Issue

        Year                            Unc
5      1989U   Anniv                   1000
5      1989    Proof                   1150

Third (Maklouf) portrait

        Year                            Unc
5      1990U   St.G                    900
5      1990    Proof                   950
5      1991U   St.G                    900
5      1991    Proof                   950
5      1992U   St.G                    900
5      1992    Proof                   950
5      1993U   St.G                    900
5      1993    Proof                   950
5      1994U   St.G                    900
5      1994    Proof                   950
5      1995U   St.G                    900
5      1995    Proof                   950
5      1996U   St.G                    900
5      1996    Proof                   950
5      1997U   St.G                    950
5      1997    Proof                   1000

Fourth portrait

        Year                            Unc
5      1998U   St.G                    975
5      1998    Proof                   1000
5      1999U   St.G                    975
5      1999    Proof                   1000
5      2000    St.G                    900
5      2000U   St.G                    950
5      2000    Proof                   950
5      2001U   St.G                    900
5      2001    Proof                   950
5      2002    Shield                  900
5      2002U   Shield                  900
5      2002    Proof                   975
5      2003U   St.G                    950
5      2003    Proof                   1000
5      2004U   St.G                    950
5      2004    Proof                   975
5      2005U   Noad                    1000
5      2005    Proof                   1250
5      2006U   St.G                    900
5      2006    Proof                   950
5      2007U   St.G                    900
5      2007    Proof                   950
5      2008U   St.G                    950
5      2008    Proof                   1250
5      2009U   St.G                    950
5      2009    Proof                   1250
5      2010U   St.G
5      2010    Proof

Extracted from Coin News June 2010

The lack of a value for a grade means that the coin is rarely found in that grade.

Some lower prices given above may well be out of date, as gold prices can fluctuate markedly. The bullion value of a modern five pound gold coin was about £1188 ($1874) on 21st August 2012. Live bullion values should be available on my Bullion Value page.

Fuller details of the post-1971 gold coins of Queen Elizabeth can be found on the Decimal Gold or Decimal Crowns pages


Search by reign:

Five Guineas
Charles II, James II, William & Mary, William III, Anne, George I, George II, George III

Five Pounds
George III, George IV, William IV, Victoria, Edward VII, George V, George VI, Elizabeth II


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