The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1990Chancellor (1989-1990)

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Commemorative Coins – 28 March 1990

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Commemorative Coins on 28th March 1990.

Mr. David Davis To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if Her Majesty’s Government have plans to issue any new commemorative coins.

Mr. Major Her Majesty the Queen has been graciously pleased to approve my recommendation that a special £5 crown be issued to commemorate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. There will be a normal version of the coin issued at face value, and collectors’ versions in precious metal and base metal, issued at a premium.