Gold Five Ounces 2022 The Seymour Panther, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Five Ounces 2022 The Seymour Panther, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Five Ounces 2022 The Seymour Panther

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 coin type is the first out of ten designs from the Royal Tudor Beasts Collection - coins depicting heraldic animals representing the Medieval Tudor dynasty which ruled England between 1485 and 1603.

Originally representing Anne Boleyn, and Katherine of Aragon before her, the Seymour Panther was given to Jane Seymour, the third wife of King Henry VIII, by the king from the royal treasury of beasts. Although the stone beast is depicted as a ferocious animal, with flames coming from its mouth and ears, the Seymour Panther symbolised a peaceful and loving union between the king and his consort who bore him the male heir he so desperately yearned for.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Five Ounces 2022 The Seymour Panther - 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 (her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

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

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Five Ounces 2022 The Seymour Panther - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin show at its centre the Seymour Panther, representing the union between King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, with flames coming from its mouth and ears. The beast wears a chained crown around its neck and holds a shield with a double wing device, which forms a part of Jane Seymour's arms as queen consort.

Around above, partly obscured by the panther's head, the inscription SEYMOUR PANTHER. Around below, · 2022 ·.

The designer's signature D.L (for David Lawrence) is below left, behind the beast's hind leg.

Reverse Inscription SEYMOUR PANTHER · 2022 ·
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Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in mahogany presentation box.
Date of issue: 6 October 2021.
Royal Mint Product Code: UK22TSPG5.
Issue price: £11,125.00.

Limited edition boxed: 125. Maximum coin mintage: 131.

See also

Royal Tudor Beasts - The Seymour Panther design was issued in a variety of formats:
- 1 kg Gold Proof, The Seymour Panther
- 5 oz Gold Proof, The Seymour Panther
- 2 oz Gold Proof, The Seymour Panther
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Seymour Panther
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, The Seymour Panther
- 2 kg Silver Proof, The Seymour Panther
- 1 kg Silver Proof, The Seymour Panther
- 10 oz Silver Proof, The Seymour Panther
- 5 oz Silver Proof, The Seymour Panther
- 2 oz Silver Proof, The Seymour Panther
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Seymour Panther
- £5 CuproNickel, Brilliant Uncirculated, The Seymour Panther

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Gold Five Ounces 2022 The Seymour Panther: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value500 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit131
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerDavid Lawrence
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.000 mm
Mass156.300 g
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-WWAJ-ODQG
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