Values of Coins of England and Great Britain

('Coins of the UK')

by Tony Clayton


Five Pounds and Five Guineas


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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Some prices given below may well be out of date, as gold prices can fluctuate markedly.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 £1192 ($1341) on 1st May 2015, whereas on 8th March 2015 it was £880. 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 
1668    3000    6000    20000
1668el  2700    5500    20000
1669    2700    6000
1669el  3000    6500
1670    2750    6000    18000
1670    proof           13000
1671    3000    6500    20000
1672    2750    6000    20000
1673    2750    6000    20000
1674    3500    7000    24000
1675    3000    6500    22000
1675el  3200    7000
1675ec  3500    7000    26000
1676    3000    6000    22000
1676ec  3000    6500    22000
1677    2700    6000    20000
1677/5  3000    8000    26500
1677ec  3200    6500    24000
1678/7a 2800    6000    20000
1678/7ec3250    7000    22000

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 
1678/7b 2800    6000    20000
1679    2600    6000    20000
1680    2750    6000    20000
1680ec  3000    7000    24000
1681    3000    6500    22000
1681ec  3000    6500    22000
1682    2600    6000    20000
1682ec  2600    6000    20000
1683    2600    6000    20000
1683ec  3000    6500    22000
1684    2600    6500    20000
1684ec  2600    6000    20000
ec: elephant and castle below bust
b: bust 2

James II

Year    F       VF      EF  
1686    3500    7000    28000
1687    3250    7000    22000
1687ec  3300    7000    22000
1688    3300    7500    22000
1688ec  3500    8000    25000
ec: elephant and castle below bust

William & Mary

Year    F       VF      EF
1691    2750    6000    20000
1691ec  2800    6000    20000
1692    2800    6000    18500
1692ec  3000    6000    20000
1693    2800    6000    20000
1693ec  2700    6000    20000
1694    2700    6000    20000
1694ec  2700    6000    21000

ec: elephant and castle below busts
1694 is known with the overdate 4/2. Slightly higher price than normal.


William III

Year    F       VF      EF
1699    3000    6500    22000
1699ec  3200    7000    22000
1700    3000    6500    22000
1701    2800    6500    20000

ec: elephant and castle below bust
The 1701 coin has a different 'fine-work' bust.


Anne

Pre-Union
Year    F       VF      EF
1703V   35000   80000   225000
1705    4400    10000   35000
1706bu  4200    9000    32000

V: VIGO below bust
bu: pre-union - separate England/Scotland shields Post-Union

Year    F       VF      EF
1706au  3000    6000    22000
1709    3000    6500    21000
1711    3200    6500    21000
1713    3200    6500    21000
1714    3200    6500    22000
1714/3  3200    6500    21000

au: post-union - conjoined England/Scotland shields


George I

Year    F       VF      EF
1716    4000    9000    28000
1717    4000    8500    28500
1720    3800    8500    28500
1726    3750    7550    27500

George II

Young Head
Year    F       VF      EF
1729    2750    5000    18500
1729E   2700    5000    17000
1731    3250    6000    24000
1735    2700    5500    24000
1738    2700    5500    20000
1741    2700    5500    19000
1741/38 2700    5500    19000
Old Head
Year    F       VF      EF
1746L   2700    5500    18000
1748    2700    5500    18000
1753    2700    5500    18500
E: EIC below head
L: LIMA below head

George III

Year                    EF
1770    pattern only            180000
1773    pattern only            180000
1777    pattern only            170000

Extracted from Coin News May 2014


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
1820    pattern                 37500

George IV

Year    F       VF      EF      Unc
1826    proof           10000   25000

William IV

None issued.

Victoria

Una and the Lion Issue

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

Edward VII

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

George V

Year            VF      EF      Unc
1911    proof                   4000

George VI

Year            VF      EF      Unc
1937    proof                   2200

Extracted from Coin News February 2014


Elizabeth II

The following list applies to the standard St.George reverse Five Pound coins, or those matching the other sovereign designs that year.

Uncirculated coins can be distinguished from proofs by the presence of a U in a circle, usually to the left of the date. These are indicated by BU below. However, regular issue bullion coins without the U were issued in 2000 and 2002. These are indicated by 'Bull'.

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 £1192 ($1341) on 1st May 2015. Live bullion values should be available on my Bullion Value page.

First portrait

Year                            Unc
1953    proof Ex rare

Second portrait

Year                    Unc     Proof
1980    St.G                    1000
1981    St.G                    1000
1982    St.G                    1000
1984    St.G            1000    1100

Third (Maklouf) portrait

Year                    Unc     Proof
1985    St.G            1000    1000
1986    St.G            1000

Modified Maklouf portrait

Year                    Unc     Proof
1987    St.G            1000
1988    St.G            1000

Sovereign Anniversary Issue

Year                    Unc     Proof
1989    Anniv           1450    1550

Third (Maklouf) portrait

Year                    Unc     Proof
1990    St.G            1000    1000
1991    St.G            1000    1000
1992    St.G            1000    1000
1993    St.G            1000    1000
1994    St.G            1000    1000
1995    St.G            1000    1000
1996    St.G            1000    1150
1997    St.G            1000    1000

Fourth portrait

Year            Bull    Unc     Proof
1998    St.G            1100    1200
1999    St.G            1000    1100
2000    St.G    1000    1150    1200
2001    St.G            1000    1100

Shield Reverse

Year            Bull    Unc     Proof
2002    Shield  1000    1100    1150

Fourth portrait

Year                    Unc     Proof
2003    St.G            1000    1200
2004    St.G            1000    1100

Noad Reverse

Year                    Unc     Proof
2005    Noad            1150    1400

Fourth portrait

Year                    Unc     Proof
2006    St.G            1000    1100
2007    St.G            1000    1100
2008    St.G            1000    1100
2009    St.G            1000    1150
2010    St.G            1000    1150
2011    St.G            1000    1150

Day's Reverse

Year                    Unc     Proof
2012    Day             1150    1450

Fourth portrait

Year                    Unc     Proof
2013    St.G            1150    1400
2014    St.G            1200    1400
2015    St.G

Values extracted from Coin News February 2015.

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


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

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