Silver Kilo 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Memorial, Coin from Malta - detailed information

Silver Kilo 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Memorial, Coin from Malta
CoinSilver Kilo 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Memorial

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 kilogram of silver (1kg) very large format is internationally popular, and is formally denominated as either €25 (Twenty-five Euro) in face value. According to Eurozone convention, the denomination is legal tender in Malta only, and not in the whole Eurozone.

This coin was issued in memory of Queen Elizabeth II.

The world mourned along with the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth upon the death of their beloved monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Her passing on 8 September 2022, just a few months after celebrating her historic Platinum Jubilee that marked her 70 years on the throne - the longest by any British monarch - was a bittersweet moment. For many, The Queen was the only monarch they had ever known, and her steady presence and calming influence will be sorely missed. It was also a time to celebrate the life of a remarkable woman and her unwavering devotion to her country and people.

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 was the last monarch of the country. Additionally, 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.

MintCommonwealth Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage70
Obverse

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

The reverse of the coin shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II looking over her right shoulder. In the lower right field, the initials of the designer, JC (for Jody Clark - who also designed her fifth definitive portrait).

Around above, the inscription HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II; around below, the dates of her life 1926 · 2022.

In smaller letters within the circle surrounding the Queen's portrait, A LIFE WELL LIVED. A PROMISE WITH DESTINY KEPT.

Reverse Inscription HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II · 1926 · 2022 · A LIFE WELL LIVED. A PROMISE WITH DESTINY KEPT
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.

See also

Coins issued in memory of Queen Elizabeth II include (ordered by metal / size / country):
- 1 oz Platinum Proof, In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom 2022
- 1 kg Gold Proof, In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom 2022
- 10 oz Gold Proof, In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom 2022
- 5 oz Gold Proof, In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom 2022
- 2 oz Gold Proof, Britannia Memorial, Saint Helena 2023
- 2 oz Gold Proof, In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom 2022
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Queen Elizabeth II Memorial, Malta 2022
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Icon - Queen Elizabeth II, Niue 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Queen Elizabeth II - In Tribute, Niue 2022
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Britannia Memorial, Saint Helena 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof, In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom 2022
- 0.5 g Gold Proof, Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam, Barbados 2022
- 0.5 g Gold Proof, Remembering Queen Elizabeth II, Congo (Democratic Republic)
- 0.5 g Gold Proof, In Memoriam Queen Elizabeth II, Cook Islands 2022
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Remembering Queen Elizabeth II, Cameroon 2022
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Queen Elizabeth II Memorial, Malta 2022
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Queen Elizabeth II, Niue 2022
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Britannia Memorial, Saint Helena 2023
- 1 kg Silver Proof, In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom 2022
- 10 oz Silver Proof, In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom 2022
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam, Barbados 2022
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Britannia Memorial, Saint Helena 2023
- 5 oz Silver Proof, In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom 2022
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Queen Elizabeth II Memorial, Malta 2022
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Queen Elizabeth II, Niue 2022
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Britannia Memorial, Saint Helena 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam, Barbados 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof, In Memoriam Queen Elizabeth II, Cook Islands 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Icon - Queen Elizabeth II, Niue 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Queen Elizabeth II, Niue 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof Gilded, Queen Elizabeth II - In Tribute, Niue 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Queen Elizabeth II (Royal Effigies), Niue 2022
- 1 oz Silver (Bullion and Proof), Britannia Memorial, Saint Helena 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof, In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom 2022
- £5 (with silver, gold and platinum versions), In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom 2022
- $1 (copper), Queen Elizabeth II (Royal Effigies), Niue 2022
- 50 Cents (with silver version), Elizabeth Regina, Australia 2023
- 50 Pence (w/ silver, gold, platinum versions), In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom 2022
- Quarter Dollar (gold plated), Queen Elizabeth II - Double Portrait, Barbados 2022
- Quarter Dollar (gold plated), Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam - 1927, Barbados 2022
- Quarter Dollar (gold plated), Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam - 1935, Barbados 2022
- Quarter Dollar (gold plated), Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam - 1937, Barbados 2022
- Quarter Dollar (gold plated), Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam - 1947 (Military), Barbados 2022
- Quarter Dollar (gold plated), Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam - 1947 (Wedding), Barbados 2022
- Quarter Dollar (gold plated), Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam - 1949, Barbados 2022
- Quarter Dollar (gold plated), Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam - 1951, Barbados 2022
- Quarter Dollar (gold plated), Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam - 1953, Barbados 2022
- Quarter Dollar (gold plated), Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam - 1955, Barbados 2022
- Quarter Dollar (gold plated), Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam - 1970, Barbados 2022
- Quarter Dollar (gold plated), Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam - 1987, Barbados 2022
- Quarter Dollar (gold plated), Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam - 1992, Barbados 2022
- Quarter Dollar (gold plated), Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam - 2003, Barbados 2022
- Quarter Dollar (gold plated), Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam - 2011, Barbados 2022
- Quarter Dollar (gold plated), Queen Elizabeth II - In Memoriam - 2016, Barbados 2022

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Silver Kilo 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Memorial: Details
CountryMalta
CurrencyEuro, Malta
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2022
EffigyCoat of Arms of the Central Bank of Malta
Face Value25 (x Euro, Malta)
Total Mintage70
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerJody Clark
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Mass1,000.0000 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-ZNZR-OMPX
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