2015 Battle of Waterloo 200th Anniversary Gold Proof £5 Coin

Honours the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, marking a pivotal moment in European history and British military prowess

Detailed depiction of the Battle of Waterloo, showcasing strategic military engagement and a defining historical event

Jody Clark’s elegant portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, embodying her grace and the continuity of the British monarchy

‘ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA FID DEF’ encircling the Queen’s likeness, affirming her royal titles and sovereign status




In honour of the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, the year 2015 saw the release of the magnificent Battle of Waterloo 200th Anniversary Gold Proof £5 Coin, a key addition to the esteemed commemorative coin collection. This coin, crafted with impeccable expertise, is made from solid 24-Carat Gold and boasts a weight of 36.61 grams in the highest quality, pure Gold.

The reverse of this distinguished coin features a splendid depiction of the moment of the handshake between a triumphant Duke of Wellington and General von Blücher, head of the Prussian forces, in the spirit of fellowship after the defeat of the French forces commanded by Napoleon Bonaparte, both men seen on horseback, along with the scene of the battle in the background. The scene is rendered with meticulous attention to detail, symbolising the profound impact of Waterloo on European history. The ‘THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO’ is placed along the upper edge with the year 1815” below.

On the obverse, one finds an elegant and refined portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a masterpiece by the celebrated sculptor Jody Clark. This portrayal adds a touch of majesty to this collector’s item, embodying the continuity and stability of the British Monarchy.

The minting process of this coin demonstrates exceptional craftsmanship and precision. Employing finely polished blanks and carefully selected dies, each detail of the Waterloo scene and the Queen’s effigy is captured with extraordinary clarity and luminosity, showcasing the pinnacle of numismatic artistry.

With a strictly limited mintage, the Battle of Waterloo 200th Anniversary Gold Proof £5 Coin is a rare and prestigious piece, its rarity adding to its collectable value. Composed of solid, fine 999.9 Gold, the coin’s purity and intrinsic worth are beyond question. This coin is a significant addition to any collection, commemorating not only the historic Battle of Waterloo but also the enduring spirit and bravery it symbolises.

CollectionCommemorative, Sovereign
Weight (grams)39.94g
Fineness / Carat0.9167/ 22
Maximum Mintage500
MonarchElizabeth II (1952-2022)
Obverse DesignerJody Clark
Reverse DesignerDavid Lawerence
Denomination£5 Crown
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
GradePF 70
SecurityNGC Certified


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