Gold Five Ounces 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Five Ounces 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Five Ounces 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The five ounces (5 oz) gold coins are denominated as either ten pounds (£10) or five hundred pounds (£500).

The coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at bullion investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art. The coins are typically "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with smaller denominations with the same reverse designs.

This commemorative five ounces gold coin celebrates the Longest Reigning Monarch in the history of United Kingdom. On 9 September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II had ruled for more than 63 years and 216 days, which was the longest reign before her - that of Queen Victoria.

Excluding the £20, all the coins in the Longest Reigning Monarch coin range feature a new commemorative portrait by James Butler, which makes the coin a modern rarity, as it is unusual to have a portrait different from the "definitive" effigy of the monarch.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 180
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Five Ounces 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch - obverse photo

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right. The Queen wears the "George IV State Diadem" - which she also has on the Raphael Maklouf and the Jody Clark portraits.

In small letters to the left of the head, the artist's initials JB (for James Butler).

Around right, the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.

The face value, denomination and date TEN POUNDS · 2015 are around left, facing the opposite way.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN POUNDS · 2015
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Five Ounces 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch - reverse photo

The reverse shows each of the five definitive portraits of Queen Elizabeth II which have been used on regular coinage of the United Kingdom, creating a time-line effect.

From left to right, the First Portrait by Mary Gillick (1953), the Second Portrait by Arnold Machin (1965), Third Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (1985), Fourth Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (1998) and Fifth Portrait by Jody Clark (2015).

Below the portraits, the Queen's monogram E II R (abbreviated from Elizabeth II Regina, from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, Queen), crowned with the Imperial State Crown.

Around below, the inscription THE LONGEST REIGN.

The artist's initials ST (for Stephen Taylor) are below the monogram. The value, denomination and date are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription E II R THE LONGEST REIGN
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

There are two versions of the five ounce coin - in gold and in silver, both with face value of ten pounds.

See also

Coins featuring the definitive effigies of Queen Elizabeth II (ordered by year / metal / size / country):
- 1 oz Silver, Coronation 60th Anniversary (five portraits - incl. Berry), New Zealand 2013
- 1 kg Gold, Longest Reigning Monarch, United Kingdom 2015
- 5 oz Gold, Longest Reigning Monarch, United Kingdom 2015
- 1 kg Silver, Longest Reigning Monarch, United Kingdom 2015
- 5 oz Silver, Longest Reigning Monarch, United Kingdom 2015
- £20 (15.71g Silver), Longest Reigning Monarch, United Kingdom 2015
- 1 oz Gold, Royal Portraits (six portraits - incl. Gottwald), Tokelau 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Royal Portraits (six portraits - incl. Gottwald), Tokelau 2020
- 1 kg Silver UHF, Queen Elizabeth II (in memory), Niue 2022
- 2 oz Silver Piedfort UHR, Queen Elizabeth II (in memory), Niue 2022
- 1 oz Silver UHR, Queen Elizabeth II (in memory), Niue 2022
- $1 Copper UHR, Queen Elizabeth II (in memory), Niue 2022
- 50 Cents (with silver version), Elizabeth Regina (six portraits - incl. Gottwald), Australia 2023

Gold Five Ounces 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch: References to Information Used
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All (93) coins of type: Gold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Five Ounces 2012 London Olympics 193 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG F · D · TEN POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2012 Diamond Jubilee 140 ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · TEN POUNDS
Gold Five Ounces 2013 Britannia 61 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 500 ' POUNDS '
Gold Five Ounces 2013 Coronation Anniversary 74 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D TEN POUNDS · 2013
Gold Five Ounces 2013 Prince George Christening 48 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG F · D · TEN POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2014 WW1 - Outbreak 36 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG F · D TEN POUNDS
Gold Five Ounces 2014 Britannia 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 500 ' POUNDS '
Gold Five Ounces 2015 Year of the Sheep 26 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 500 ' POUNDS '
Gold Five Ounces 2015 Churchill 48 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 10 POUNDS · 2015
Gold Five Ounces 2015 World War One 17 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2015 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch 180 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by James Butler ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN POUNDS · 2015
Gold Five Ounce 2015 Princess Charlotte Christening unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2015 Britannia 60 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Year of the Monkey (38) Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 WW1 - Poetry and Language (30) Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday 170 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Shakespeare 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Britannia 64 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Year of the Rooster 35 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Platinum Wedding 115 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D · PHILIP PRINCEPS · TEN POUNDS
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Sapphire Jubilee 110 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 WW1 Centenary 27 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Lion of England 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Unicorn of Scotland 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Britannia 106 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Britannia 69 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Year of the Dog 34 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounce 2018 Four Generations 67 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Sapphire Jubilee 82 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Armistice unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Red Dragon of Wales 90 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Black Bull of Clarence 70 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Britannia 60 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig 38 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Legend of the Ravens 21 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Ceremony of the Keys 29 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Yeoman Warders 23 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Crown Jewels 33 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Una and the Lion 65 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Victoria and Albert 70 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Falcon of the Plantagenets 71 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Yale of Beaufort 60 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Year of the Rat 28 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Britannia 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 King George III 45 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 James Bond 63 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 End of World War Two 34 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 White Lion of Mortimer 60 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 White Horse of Hanover 59 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 The Three Graces 160 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Music Legends - Queen 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Music Legends - Elton John 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie 60 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox 28 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Britannia 80 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday 149 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Prince Philip 29 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Alfred the Great 45 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond 59 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Griffin of Edward III 116 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 The Queen's Beasts Completer Coin 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Music Legends - The Who 46 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Gothic Crown 175 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Queen Victoria - Gothic 166 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Year of the Tiger 118 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Britannia 74 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Duke of Cambridge Birthday 24 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee 129 Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 The Seymour Panther 58 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 The Lion of England 20 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King Henry VII 45 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King James I 40 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King George I 28 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King Edward VII 29 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Music Legends - The Rolling Stones 21 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Vera Lynn 30 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 City Views - London 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 City Views - Rome 23 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II 204 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2023 Year of the Rabbit (138) Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2023 The Yale of Beaufort (56) Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2023 Britannia 90 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Henry VIII 27 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Charles I 26 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2023 The Bull of Clarence 26 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2023 Petition Crown - Reverse 131 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2023 Petition Crown - Obverse 131 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2023 King Charles III Coronation 106 King Charles III - First Crowned Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2023 The Lion and The Eagle 31 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2024 Year of the Dragon (138) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2024 Waterloo Medal 30 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2024 The Seymour Unicorn 26 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2024 City Views - Paris (31) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2024 ·
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Gold Five Ounces 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by James Butler
Face Value500 (x Pound)
Total Mintage180
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerStephen Taylor
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.0000 mm
Mass156.2950 g
OCC IDQRAP-EBNC-AYJV-EYJD
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