£5: Queen Mother's 90th Birthday

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Years of issue: 1990 Information: In 1990, the Royal Mint re-tariffed crowns from their previous 25 pence value to £5 and this was the first of its kind - paying tribute to the Queen Mother on her 90th birthday. The reverse design features ornamental 'E's' entwined and flanked by an English rose and a Scottish thistle. The Queen Mother's name and title are inscribed at the top while the double dates of 1900 and 1990 appear at the foot.