2021 Gothic Crown Two Ounce Silver Proof Coin
This 2021 gothic crown coin is the third release in the Royal Mint's Great Engravers Series. The reverse design features the quartered arms design by William Wyon, previously seen on the Victoria gothic crown. These coins sold out at the mint within minutes of their release.
This two ounce coin is struck to a proof finish from 999 fine silver. The coin weighs 62.42g and has a diameter of 40mm. Each coin is issued in a presentation box, with a numbered certificate of authenticity from the Royal Mint.
These coins have a mintage of 3,750 coins in this limited edition presentation and a total maximum mintage of 4,006.
There will be two Great Engravers Gothic Crown coins issued. The second coin will feature the gothic portrait of Queen Victoria.
The original Victoria gothic crown was issued in 1847 and 1853 (solely as a proof edition). Designed by William Wyon, the obverse featured a crowned bust of Queen Victoria on the obverse with the quartered shields on the reverse.
The Royal Mint have confirmed they will issue both designs, making this a 2-coin issue.
We first heard about the coin after the Privy Council published information about it. The Privy Council is made up of senior politicians who advise the Queen on such matters as bank holidays, coinage and livery company statuses. The Royal Mint have to submit any new coin designs to The Privy Council for approval and that information is then announced on the Privy Council website.
The obverse of the coin features Jody Clark's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
2021 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 5 POUNDS
The reverse of the coin features William Wyon's quartered shield design. The crowned cruciform shields bear three lions passant for England, a rampant lion for Scotland, and a harp for Ireland. The angles feature the floral emblems; roses, a shamrock and a thistle. In the centre appears the Order of the Garter, bearing the inscription "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE".
|Weight / Size||2 Ounce|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||2|
|Fineness / Carat||0.999 Fine|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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