|Coin Type||One Hundred Pounds|
The One Hundred Pounds (£100) coin is a coin denomination issued by the Royal Mint since 2015. The format is used to mark special occasions or themes and is not intended for general circulation - which is served by a banknote of the same value instead.
The coins contain two ounces of silver (with weight slightly differing from the silver 2oz bullion coins issued for investors), but are distributed at face value - which is much higher than their intrinsic value, making them technically non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) and not bullion.
The coins are legal tender, but contrary to popular belief this does not mean that banks and retailers automatically have to accept them (in practice, they do not accept them).
Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend (in Latin), date, face value.
|Obverse Inscription||Legend of the ruling British monarch, date, value|
Various designs as individually described below.
|One Hundred Pounds 2015 Big Ben||49,147||Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)||ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 100 POUNDS · 2015|
|One Hundred Pounds 2015 Buckingham Palace||47,851||Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)||ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2015 ·|
|One Hundred Pounds 2016 Trafalgar Square||14,878||Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)||ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2016 ·|