|Coin Type||Silver Kilo (1 kg)|
Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. Most of these by tradition are measured in troy ounces of fractions thereof, but the mint also introduced metric coins measuring one kilogram of pure metal (they are actually fractionally heavier as a whole, to account for the small amount of other metal in the alloy).
The 1 kg silver coins are denominated as Five Hundred Pounds (£500), although their intrinsic (bullion) value is much higher than their face value. The coins vary in design depending on the occasion (they are "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with smaller denominations with the same reverse designs).
The coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at bullion investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art.
Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend (in Latin).
|Obverse Inscription||Legend of the ruling British monarch|
Various designs as individually described below.
|Silver Kilo 2017 Sapphire Jubilee||225||Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)||ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·|
|Silver Kilo 2017 Platinum Wedding||96||ELIZABETH II D G REG F D · PHILIP PRINCEPS · 500 POUNDS|
|Silver Kilo 2017 Unicorn of Scotland||80||Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)||ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·|
|Silver Kilo 2017 Lion of England||117||Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)||ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·|