2009 Accession of Henry VIII Gold Proof £5 Coin

Marks the historic accession of Henry VIII to the throne, capturing the beginning of a transformative era in English history

Features a regal depiction of Henry VIII, symbolising His strong leadership and significant impact on the English monarchy and the Church

The distinguished effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, showcasing Her timeless elegance and the continuity of the monarchy

‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF’ encircles the Queen’s portrayal, affirming Her sovereignty and enduring legacy




In honour of the 500th anniversary of the Accession of Henry VIII, 2009 saw the release of the exceptional Henry VIII Gold Proof £5 Coin, a cornerstone in the illustrious commemorative coin collection. Meticulously crafted, this coin is composed of 22-Carat Gold, presenting a weight of 1.41 of an ounce of the purest, high-quality Gold.

The reverse side of this prestigious coin features a stunning portrayal of Henry VIII, a monarch known for his robust leadership and significant impact on British history. This intricate design embodies the essence of Royal authority and reformation, aligning with the transformative period of Henry’s reign. The depiction of Henry VIII in regal attire, exuding confidence and power, symbolises a monumental era in British history.

On the obverse, one finds an exquisite and stately portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, crafted by the celebrated sculptor Ian Rank Broadley, lending a touch of elegance and continuity to this collector’s gem.

Struck with meticulous precision and attention to detail, this coin is a testament to the art of numismatics. Employing select dies and finely polished blanks, the minting process ensures that each feature of Henry VIII and the Queen’s effigy is rendered with striking clarity and luminosity.

With a strictly limited mintage, the Henry VIII Gold Proof £5 Coin is a rare and esteemed piece. Its solid, fine 916.7 Gold composition highlights its purity and inherent worth. This coin stands as a distinguished tribute, not only to the historic accession of one of England’s most iconic monarchs but also to the enduring legacy and cultural impact of His reign.

Weight (grams)39.94g
Fineness / Carat0.9167/ 22
Maximum Mintage1130
MonarchElizabeth II (1952-2022)
Obverse DesignerIan Rank-Broadley
Reverse DesignerJohn Berghdahl
Denomination£5 Crown
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
GradePF 70
SecurityNGC Certified


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