The Royal Mint of the United Kingdom, which makes the country's circulating coinage, is also very active in the bullion coinage space and issues many bullion coins which are legal tender.
Additionally, it also makes bullion which is not legal tender and is targeted at investors and not at coin collectors - such as this one.
The Royal Mint says about this product:
"For centuries, The Royal Mint has selected the very best artists to create designs for our coins, bars and medals. These great engravers have inspired a new series of bullion bars, with classic designs re-imagined for the discerning investor.
The Great Engravers series begins with the legend of Una and the Lion, first brought to Britain’s coins by William Wyon RA in 1839. Jody Clark has created a new vision of the gentle Una; she holds the monarch’s orb and sceptre but stands together with the lion, eyes on the future - the perfect symbol for enduring precious metals and insightful investors."
The Una and the Lion bar is also available in one ounce silver, ten ounces silver and one hundred ounces silver editions, struck to bullion standard.
- The first design in the new Great Engravers bullion bar series.
- Designed by modern coin design master, Jody Clark, the artist behind the latest coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen.
- Struck in 999.9 fine gold, which is reflected in the bar’s inscription.
- Presented in unique, secure Royal Mint Una and the Lion branded blister packaging.
- Limited to 4,000 bars worldwide.
The bar is "minted" (struck using minting techniques similar to a coin, and not cast in the way that larger investment products are).