Silver Kilo (1 kg), Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Silver Kilo (1 kg), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 2012 - )
Coin TypeSilver 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.

Obverse
United Kingdom / Silver Kilo (1 kg) - obverse photo

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend (in Latin).

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse
United Kingdom / Silver Kilo (1 kg) - reverse photo

Various designs as individually described below.

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Silver Kilo (1 kg): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
From2012
Face Value500 (x Pound)
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)100
Mass (g)1005