This is the special plain edge version of the 2021 Gothic Crown Quartered Arms Two Ounce Gold Proof Coin.
The Royal Mint have confirmed they will issue the Victoria gothic portrait design, also by William Wyon, in 2022.
This two ounce coin is struck to a proof finish from 999.9 (24 carat) gold. It 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. Only 125 coins were issued in this limited edition presentation.
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 within the great engravers.
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 200 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|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||2|
|Fineness / Carat||0.9999 / 24|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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