One Pound 2020 Harry Potter - Gryffindor House, Coin from Gibraltar - detailed information

One Pound 2020 Harry Potter - Gryffindor House, Coin from Gibraltar
CoinOne Pound 2020 Harry Potter - Gryffindor House

Gibraltar is a small British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, bordered to the north by Spain. Its currency is the Gibraltar Pound, which is locally interchangeable with the Pound Sterling, to which it is pegged at par; however, the Gibraltar Pound is legal tender only in Gibraltar and not in the United Kingdom.

The territory has also authorised some mints to issue commemorative and other non-circulating coins under its jurisdiction, such as this one.

The Harry Potter 2020 Gryffindor School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Coin denominated as £1 was struck by The Crown Mint.

The Mint says about it:
Hogwarts was founded over a thousand years ago by four powerful wizards: Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. They chose to split the students into four "houses", each bearing their surnames and featuring young wizards and witches who displayed abilities and personalities they wanted to nurture. To do this, Godric Gryffindor used his magical hat - henceforward known as the Sorting Hat - to decide which children should go into which house, and so it has been ever since with a yearly Sorting Ceremony that places each new pupil into their own new home.

Notable Gryffindor members include (of course) Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.

MintCrown Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage10,000
Obverse
Gibraltar / One Pound 2020 Harry Potter - Gryffindor House - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right. The Queen is wearing the royal diadem which she wears on her way to and from the State Opening of Parliament, and pearl earrings. This is the second effigy of Her Majesty designed by Raphael David Maklouf - not to be confused with her younger effigy by the same artist, widely known as her Third Definitive Portrait - on which she wears the same crown and earrings.

In tiny letters on the neck truncation, the artist's initials RDM.

Around above is the monarch's legend and the date of issue: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · GIBRALTAR · 2020 (translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Gibraltar); around below, the face value · ONE POUND ·.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · GIBRALTAR · 2020 · ONE POUND ·
Reverse
Gibraltar / One Pound 2020 Harry Potter - Gryffindor House - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts the crest of Gryffindor House of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a British wizarding school from the Harry Potter fictional universe.

At centre, a rampant lion which represents chivalry and bravery. Above the crest, a knight's helmet. A scroll below has the name of the house, GRYFFINDOR.

Around above, the inscription HARRY POTTER ™. Around below, the copyright and trademark acknowledgement: TM & © WBEI. (s20), followed by the precious metal content: 9.5g .999 Ag (9.5 grams of 99.9% silver; Ag is abbreviated from Argentum, the Latin word for silver).

Reverse Inscription HARRY POTTER ™ TM & © WBEI. (s20)
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: the coin is encapsulated and comes complete with sequentially numbered display card.
Issue price: US$ 34.95

See also

There is also a shaped and coloured silver ounce issued for Niue in 2021 with the Gryffindor House crest.

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One Pound 2020 Harry Potter - Gryffindor House: Details
CountryGibraltar
CurrencyGibraltar Pound
Coin TypeOne Pound, Silver
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Older Portrait by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value1 (x Pound)
Total Mintage10,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.500 mm
Mass9.500 g
OCC IDLBRP-ERRC-ZRAX-EMNY
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