This 2021 Gothic Crown 10 oz Gold Proof Coin is part of the fourth release in the Royal Mint's Great Engravers Series. Previous coins in the series sold out within minutes at the Mint.
This is the 2nd Great Engravers Gothic Crown coin. The first 10 oz gold coin, featuring the quartered arms, was released in late 2021.
The reverse of this coin features the gothic portrait of Queen Victoria by William Wyon. This was previously seen on the Victoria gothic crown.
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 company statuses. The Royal Mint must submit any new coin designs to The Privy Council for approval and that information is then announced on the Privy Council website.
The obverse features the fifth coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, by Jody Clark.
2021 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 500 POUNDS
William Wyon's design shows a crowned bust of Queen Victoria, with braided hair. Her dress is richly embroidered with the floral emblems; roses (for England), shamrocks (for Ireland) and thistles (for Scotland). The inscription appears in a gothic style script.
VICTORIA DEI GRATIA BRITANNIAR REG F D
|Weight / Size||10 Ounce|
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||10|
|Fineness / Carat||0.999 / 24|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||William Wyon|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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