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** Retransmitted with additional caption information** This new 5 commorative coin featuring Britain's Prince of Wales became legal tender Thursday October 1, 1998. The 5 Crown is in cupro-nickel, weighs 28.28 grams and is 38.61mm in diameter. It is illustrated with a portrait of Prince Charles and features key words relating to the Prince's Trust. The coin was designed by Michael Noakes and has an new portrait of the Queen on the front by sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The Royal Mail is distributing a special cover featuring the coin to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Prince. AVAILABLE IN B/W ONLY. WATCH FOR PA STORY.