One Pound 2020 Harry Potter - Hogwarts School, Coin from Gibraltar - detailed information

One Pound 2020 Harry Potter - Hogwarts School, Coin from Gibraltar
CoinOne Pound 2020 Harry Potter - Hogwarts School

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 Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Coin denominated as £1 was struck by The Crown Mint.

The Mint says about it:
Hogwarts is one of the world’s finest wizarding schools, located in a massive castle in Scotland. Hogwarts takes students from all over Great Britain, starting at the age of 11. The students leave school after their seventh year. The students at Hogwarts are sorted at the beginning of their first year into one of four houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. The houses are named after the four founders of the school, who established Hogwarts around 990 AD.

Hogwarts is home to a student body of between 300 and 400 students, around fifteen teachers and staff, numerous ghosts, house-elves, and a particularly annoying poltergeist. The many rooms, corridors, staircases, passageways, and dungeons hold many secrets and mysteries from a thousand years’ worth of magical history. The school motto, which appears on the crest, is “Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus”, which means “Never tickle a sleeping dragon".

MintCrown Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage10,000
Obverse
Gibraltar / One Pound 2020 Harry Potter - Hogwarts School - 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 - Hogwarts School - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts the crest of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, often shortened to Hogwarts - the British wizarding school from the Harry Potter fictional universe.

At centre, the letter H for Hogwarts, surrounded by the traditional mascots of the four houses: a lion on red for Gryffindor, a snake on green for Slytherin, a raven on blue for Ravenclaw and a badger on yellow for Hufflepuff.

A scroll is engraved at the bottom containing the Hogwarts motto DRACO DORMIENS NUNQUAM TITILLANDUS - from Latin, "Never tickle a sleeping dragon".

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 Hogwarts School crest.

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One Pound 2020 Harry Potter - Hogwarts School: 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 IDYRVP-OVRC-DWJV-ODQG
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