United Kingdom: Coin Fourpence 2009 (Maundy) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Fourpence 2009 (Maundy)
CoinFourpence 2009 (Maundy)

Maundy coins are specially minted in varying (but always small) mintage for ceremonial purposes and not intended as circulating currency. They are handed by the British monarch in person to selected deserving individuals once every year. They are issued in "prooflike" condition and usually remain in it, especially the more recent ones.

Maundy money has remained in much the same form since 1670, and the coins used for the Maundy ceremony have traditionally been struck in sterling silver, save for the brief interruptions of Henry VIII’s debasement of the coinage and the general change to 50% silver coins in 1920. The sterling silver standard (92.5%) was resumed following the Coinage Act of 1946.

This fourpence coin was distributed by Queen Elizabeth II (together with a one penny coin, a twopence and a threepence) at the 2009 Maundy ceremony which was held at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse

Laureate young bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "First Portrait"); the designer's initials, M.G. (for Mary Gillick) are incuse on the base of the neck truncation.

The monarch's legend runs continuously all around the bust: ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Reverse

Within an open oak wreath, the numeral 4 representing the denomination of 4 pence; the number is below a crown and divides the date: 2009.

Reverse Inscription 4 2009
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Fourpence 2009 (Maundy): References to Information Used
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All Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Maundy Fourpence (Decimal) (48)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Fourpence 1971 (Maundy) 1,108 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1972 (Maundy) 1,118 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1973 (Maundy) 1,098 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1974 (Maundy) 1,138 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1975 (Maundy) 1,148 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1976 (Maundy) 1,158 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1977 (Maundy) 1,138 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1978 (Maundy) 1,178 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1979 (Maundy) 1,188 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1980 (Maundy) 1,306 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1981 (Maundy) 1,288 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1982 (Maundy) 1,330 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1983 (Maundy) 1,342 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1984 (Maundy) 1,354 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1985 (Maundy) 1,366 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1986 (Maundy) 1,378 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1987 (Maundy) 1,390 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1988 (Maundy) 1,402 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1989 (Maundy) 1,353 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1990 (Maundy) 1,523 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1991 (Maundy) 1,514 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1992 (Maundy) 1,556 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1993 (Maundy) 1,440 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1994 (Maundy) 1,433 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1995 (Maundy) 1,466 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1996 (Maundy) 1,629 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1997 (Maundy) 1,786 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1998 (Maundy) 1,654 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 1999 (Maundy) 1,676 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2000 (Maundy) 14,866 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2001 (Maundy) 1,132 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2002 (Maundy) 1,681 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2003 (Maundy) 1,608 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2004 (Maundy) 1,613 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2005 (Maundy) 1,685 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2006 (Maundy) 8,205 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2007 (Maundy) 1,822 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2008 (Maundy) 1,833 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2009 (Maundy) 1,602 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2010 (Maundy) 1,787 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2011 (Maundy) 1,906 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2012 (Maundy) 1,633 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2013 (Maundy) 1,803 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2014 (Maundy) 2,049 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2015 (Maundy) 1,721 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2016 (Maundy) 1,940 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2017 (Maundy) unknown Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
Fourpence 2018 (Maundy) unknown Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : +
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Fourpence 2009 (Maundy): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeMaundy Fourpence (Decimal)
Issued2009
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Face Value4 (x Penny)
CurrentYes
Mintage1,602
Material0.925 Silver
DesignerJean Baptise Merlen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)18
Mass (g)1.8900
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