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Crown

A former coin in the United Kingdom equal in value to five shillings, or 1/4 of one British pound. The last crown was minted in 1965. Following decimalization in 1971, a 25-pence coin was minted to replace the crown. Informally, crowns were called dollars, recalling the time when one pound was worth four U.S. dollars.
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Details of the crown piece and proof sets of the 2002 Golden Jubilee year sets of British coinage may be obtained from the Royal Mint, Freepost, SWC4202, PO Box 503, Pontyclun CF72 8ZX.
A new official picture was taken at Highgrove by photographer Clive Arrowsmith, and a set of commemorative stamps and a Royal Mint pounds 5 crown piece were produced.
The Royal Mint's pounds 5 centenary crown piece has been on sale for several months from banks and some building societies.