Gold Kilo 2018 Armistice, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. Most of these by tradition are measured in troy ounces of fractions thereof, but the mint also introduced metric coins measuring one kilogram of pure metal (they are actually fractionally heavier as a whole, to account for the small amount of other metal in the alloy).

The 1 kg gold coins are denominated as One Thousand Pounds (£1,000), although their intrinsic (bullion) value is much higher than their face value. The coins vary in design depending on the occasion (they are "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with smaller denominations with the same reverse designs).

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.

This commemorative one kilogram silver coin celebrates one hundred years since the armistice at the end of the First World War. It is the last coin in the First World War Centenary Collection.

The Royal Mint says:
"The centenary of the First World War is one of these occasions, a chance to pay tribute to those who fought in the conflict. In 2014, we embarked on a five-year series of remembrance, taking the nation from the outbreak of war to the Armistice.

The collection comes to a close in 2018, as we look back to 1918 with the final kilo coin in the series. British sculptor Paul Day has created a moving design for the coin’s reverse, reminding us of the human cost of war with the image of a lone soldier. This edition of the coin is struck in a kilo of 999 fine silver, finished to Proof standard - the highest quality used for commemorative coins. Imperial War Museums have worked with us to produce the accompanying booklet, which includes specially sourced images and information, and they will receive a donation from each coin purchased to continue their important work."

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Kilo 2018 Armistice - 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 · 1000 POUNDS · 2018 ·. 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.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1000 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Kilo 2018 Armistice - reverse photo

The reverse shows a soldier kneeling on a battlefield, holding the helmet of a fallen comrade.

Around left, the inscription ARMISTICE; to the right, on four lines THE GUNS FALL SILENT.

The face value and date are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription ARMISTICE THE GUNS FALL SILENT
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See also

The reverse design was issued as a 1kg silver coin with face value of £500 and a 1kg gold coin with face value of £1,000.

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Gold Kilo 2018 Armistice: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value1000 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit10
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Gold
DesignerPaul Day
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size100.0000 mm
Mass1,005.0000 g
OCC IDBYNK-ODDC-GMLQ-OPQM
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