Gold Five Ounces 2019 Yeoman Warders, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Five Ounces 2019 Yeoman Warders, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Five Ounces 2019 Yeoman Warders

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 gold five-ounce coin denominated as £10 is part of the Tower of London Collection coin series by the Royal Mint.

The Royal Mint says:
Founded by William the Conqueror almost 1,000 years ago, the Tower of London is one of the world’s most famous fortresses. Guarding the Tower and protecting the traditions and treasures held within its walls are the Yeoman Warders. The walls of the fortress may be steeped in history but it’s safe to say that many come to catch sight of, or maybe take a picture with, the famous Yeoman Warders in their iconic red uniforms.

These distinctive guards appear on the third coin in The Royal Mint’s series exploring the Tower of London. The Yeoman Gaoler takes pride of place on the coin, instantly recognisable in his Tudor bonnet with ceremonial axe.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Five Ounces 2019 Yeoman Warders - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English and the year.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Five Ounces 2019 Yeoman Warders - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts a Yeoman Warder (ceremonial guard) in a traditional uniform, holding a large battle axe; in the background, a plan of the walls of the Tower which is split over the four coins in the collection unifying their designs.

Below left, the mint mark of the Tower Mint features on an official UK coin for the first time - as a privy mark; the Royal Mint was housed inside the Tower itself, or on Tower Hill (just opposite the Tower) between 1279 and 1968.

Around above right, the inscription TOWER OF LONDON. Below left, the designer's initials GD (for Glyn Davies).

The date, face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription TOWER OF LONDON
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin was issued in a mahogany presentation box, with Royal Mint Product Code: UK19YWG5, and issue price of £8,265.00. Edition was limited to 35, with maximum coin mintage of 45.

See also

Coins in the Tower of London Collection include:
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Legend of the Ravens, 2019
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Legend of the Ravens, 2019
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Legend of the Ravens, 2019
- £5 Copper-Nickel / Silver / Gold, Legend of the Ravens, 2019
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Ceremony of the Keys, 2019
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Ceremony of the Keys, 2019
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Ceremony of the Keys, 2019
- £5 Copper-Nickel / Silver / Gold, Ceremony of the Keys, 2019
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Yeoman Warders, 2019
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Yeoman Warders, 2019
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Yeoman Warders, 2019
- £5 Copper-Nickel / Silver / Gold, Yeoman Warders, 2019
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Crown Jewels, 2019
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Crown Jewels, 2019
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Crown Jewels, 2019
- £5 Copper-Nickel / Silver / Gold, Crown Jewels, 2019

Gold Five Ounces 2019 Yeoman Warders: References to Information Used
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Gold Five Ounces 2019 Yeoman Warders: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value500 (x Pound)
Total Mintage23
Mintage Limit45
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerGlyn Davies
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.0000 mm
Mass156.2950 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-VRRQ-OJYG
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