Gold Two and a Half Ounces (2.5 oz), Coin Type from Alderney - detailed information

Gold Two and a Half Ounces (2.5 oz), Coin Type from Alderney (issued 2019 - )
Coin TypeGold Two and a Half Ounces (2.5 oz)

Alderney is one of the Channel Islands (situated in the Channel between England and France), and is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey - a British Crown dependency. As such, it is not a sovereign country, but has operated as a quasi-sovereign entity since the Middle Ages. The island has issued commemorative coins since 1989, denominated in the Alderney Pound - which is a variant of the Pound Sterling and is legal tender on the islands, but not in the United Kingdom.

Apart from the British Royal Mint, the island has also authorised some private mints to issue coins under its jurisdiction, which come in a variety of sizes; most of them are standard, but there is also the gold £20 (twenty pounds) which is two and a half troy ounces.

The coins listed below are "Non-Circulating Legal Tender" (NCLT) and not bullion because they are issued at prices much higher than their intrinsic value, and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic or sentimental value, and not at bullion investors.

Obverse
Alderney / Gold Two and a Half Ounces (2.5 oz) - obverse photo

Effigy and legend of the ruling British monarch, face value, date of issue.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the monarch, face value, date
Reverse
Alderney / Gold Two and a Half Ounces (2.5 oz) - reverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription TWENTY POUNDS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Gold Two and a Half Ounces (2.5 oz): Details
CountryAlderney
CurrencyAlderney Pound
From2019
Face Value20 (x Pound)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size45.000 mm
Mass77.750 g