Gold Ounce 2022 Accession of King Charles III, Coin from Malta - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2022 Accession of King Charles III, Coin from Malta
CoinGold Ounce 2022 Accession of King Charles III

Malta has been using the Euro as its currency since 2008. Apart from the regular circulation coinage, the country has also authorised some mints to issue non circulating and bullion coins under its jurisdiction. The one troy ounce of gold (1oz) format is internationally popular, and is formally denominated with a €25 (Twenty-five Euro) face value. According to Eurozone convention, the denomination is legal tender in Malta only, and not in the whole Eurozone.

This coin celebrates the accession to the throne of King Charles III. While Malta is a republic, it has a long association with British monarchy, having been a British colony from 1813 to 1964. Queen Elizabeth II (the mother of King Charles III), was the last monarch of the country.

Charles III spent some of his childhood on the island. Between 1949 and 1951, the young princess Elizabeth made Malta her home at the age of 23 while her husband was stationed on the island with the navy. Living at Villa Guardamangia, an 18th-century house owned by the Prince’s uncle Lord Mountbatten and just outside the city of Valletta, the newlyweds and their two young children could lead a relatively normal life. As Queen, Elizabeth II visited Malta after it became a republic in 1992, in 2005, and 2007 on the very day she and Prince Philip celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Her last visit to Malta was in 2015, when she attended the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Valetta.

The Central Bank of Malta says about the coin:
After serving as the longest heir apparent in history to his mother Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III ascended to the throne on the 8th of September 2022. Now head of the UK and Commonwealth, His Majesty hopes to follow the inspiring example he has been set by his late mother. Born November 14, 1948, during the reign of his grandfather King George VI, Charles seemed destined to lead an extraordinary life. With a rigorous education, a distinguished military career, and now King of England, His Majesty has reached his zenith overseeing a modernised monarchy.

The reverse, designed by acclaimed coin designer Jody Clark, illustrates King Charles III in a left-facing portrait. The obverse bears the Coat of Arms for the Central Bank of Malta. In the eyes of the monarchy, the island of Malta has always been a place of pride, love and significance. Its pivotal military roles, its accommodation of Princess Elizabeth in the early 1950s and its continued support of the Commonwealth make it a fitting obverse for King Charles III.

MintCommonwealth Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage200
Obverse
Malta / Gold Ounce 2022 Accession of King Charles III - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows at its centre the Coat of Arms of the Central Bank of Malta. At centre, a shield divided in three parts; in the top part, a horizontal key as a symbol of economic progress and security; the lower parts have "heraldic hatching" indicating a white background on the left, and a red background on the right - the colours of the flag of Malta; in the left part, the George Cross, awarded to Malta for bravery in April 1942 by King George VI. Above the shield, a crest surrounded by laurel and palm branches, symbols of honour and peace respectively, supporting a mural crown on top - symbolic of Malta's historic role as a fortress.

On the sides, the shield is supported by two armoured and helmeted Knights of Malta holding large swords, representing confidence and strength, the two virtues incorporated in the Bank's motto. These symbolise some of the greatest pages in Malta's long military history, which, for more than two-and-a-half centuries, was ruled by the Order of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem. The plumed helmet of a knight which surmounts the shield also has a special connection to Malta as it was modelled on one found on a monument in the 16th century Co-Cathedral of St John in Valletta, built by the Knights.

On a ribbon below, the motto in Latin: FIDUCIA FORTIS ("In Confidence Strength"), and the date the bank was founded, 1968.

Around above, the name of the issuing authority: CENTRAL BANK OF MALTA.

Around below, the face value 25 EURO.

Obverse Inscription CENTRAL BANK OF MALTA 25 EURO
Reverse
Malta / Gold Ounce 2022 Accession of King Charles III - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows the portrait of King Charles III facing left. The portrait is in its "uncouped" version (showing the king's shoulders). Above the shoulder, the initials of the designer, JC (for Jody Clark).

Around above, the inscription HIS MAJESTY KING CHARLES III; around below is the date of his accession 8 SEPTEMBER 2022.

Reverse Inscription HIS MAJESTY KING CHARLES III · 8 SEPTEMBER 2022 ·
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Date of issue: February 2023.
Issue price: €3,050.00

See also

Coins marking King Charles III's accession (ordered by metal / size / country):
- 1 kg Gold, Accession of King Charles III, Malta 2022
- 5 oz Gold, From Queen to King, Barbados 2022
- 5 oz Gold, Accession of King Charles III, Malta 2022
- 2 oz Gold, Accession of King Charles III, Malta 2022
- 1 oz Gold, From Queen to King, Barbados 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Accession of King Charles III, Malta 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold, From Queen to King, Barbados 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold, From Queen to King, Barbados 2022
- 1/20 oz Gold, From Queen to King, Barbados 2022
- 1 g Gold, From Queen to King, Barbados 2022
- 0.5 g Gold, From Queen to King, Barbados 2022
- 1/1000 oz Gold, St Edward's Crown shape, Tokelau 2023
- 1 kg Silver, From Queen to King, Barbados 2022
- 5 oz Silver, From Queen to King, Barbados 2022
- 2 oz Silver, Accession of King Charles III, Malta 2022
- 1 oz Silver, From Queen to King, Barbados 2022
- Quarter Dollar (gold plated base metal), From Queen to King, Barbados 2022

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Gold Ounce 2022 Accession of King Charles III: Details
CountryMalta
CurrencyEuro, Malta
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
EffigyCoat of Arms of the Central Bank of Malta
ReverseKing Charles III - Portrait by Jody Clark
Face Value25 (x Euro, Malta)
Total Mintage200
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Gold
DesignerJody Clark
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.0000 mm
Mass31.1030 g
OCC IDBYNK-ODDC-WNZX-OPQM
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