Gold Ounce 2021 Mahatma Gandhi, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2021 Mahatma Gandhi, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Ounce 2021 Mahatma Gandhi

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The one ounce (1 oz) gold coins are denominated as One Hundred Pounds (£100).

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 1oz gold commemorative coin celebrates the life and legacy of one of the world’s most pioneering and influential leaders, Mahatma Gandhi.

The mint says:
"Born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar, India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a lawyer, politician, philosopher and social activist. Driven by his deep spiritual convictions, he is revered for his tireless fight for human rights and for leading the movement for Indian independence against Britain. Gandhi inspired millions with his insistence on peace and truth and his activism focused on Satyagraha or non-violent resistance. During his lifetime, his followers called him ‘Mahatma’, which is Sanskrit for ‘great soul’, and he is still widely recognised by that name today.

The Royal Mint is proud to honour one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century with a brand-new design. Created by the designer Heena Glover, the Mahatma Gandhi 2021 UK Coin features a lotus, the national flower of India, which symbolises Gandhi’s gentleness, strength and his ability to thrive when faced with adversity. The coin’s reverse also features one of Gandhi’s most profound quotes – ‘My life is my message’.

The Mahatma Gandhi 2021 UK Coin is the perfect keepsake to commemorate an icon who changed the world and whose vision of hope, peace and tolerance still resonates more than seven decades after his death."

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Ounce 2021 Mahatma Gandhi - 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, followed by the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2021 ·. 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 · 100 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Ounce 2021 Mahatma Gandhi - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts at its centre a lotus, the national flower of India.

Around above, the inscription MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE · MAHATMA GANDHI.

Below left, the designer's initials HG (for Heena Glover).

Reverse Inscription MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE · MAHATMA GANDHI
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Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: in a black presentation box.
Royal Mint Product Code: UK21MGGP
Limited Edition 175. Maximum Coin Mintage: 185
Issue price: £2,505.00

See also

This reverse design was issued in the following formats:
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Mahatma Gandhi 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Mahatma Gandhi 2021
- £5 CuproNickel, Mahatma Gandhi 2021

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Gold Ounce 2021 Mahatma Gandhi: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value100 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit185
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerHeena Glover
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.690 mm
Mass31.210 g
OCC IDBYNK-EDDC-KNNW-EPQM
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