2002 28.28 grams Britain The Queen Mother Memorial Crown .925 Silver Proof Coin
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Traditionally, crowns had a face value of 25p (or 5 shillings prior to decimalisation in February 1971). In 1990 the face value was increased to £5 to give the coin a value consistent with its weight and size - in relation to those of the then current range of coins.
Each crown issue is authorised by Royal Proclamation in accordance with the requirements laid down by the Coinage Act 1971. This means that in just like other coins in general circulation, a crown has legal tender status.
On the observe features a portrait of the Queen Mother encircled by a wreath and with the circumscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER and the dates 1900-2002