Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Gold Standard, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Gold Standard, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2018 Gold Standard

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The quarter ounce (1/4 oz) gold coins are denominated as Twenty-five Pounds (£25).

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 other denominations with the same reverse designs.

Designed in 2016 to mark 200 years since the de facto introduction of the gold standard - tying the value of the British pound to that of gold - the Gold Standard 2018 coin is an exclusive offering from Royal Mint Bullion. Featuring the work of Royal Mint graphic designer Dominique Evans on its reverse, and Jody Clark's official portrait of Her Majesty The Queen on the obverse, the Gold Standard coin is offered as a quarter-ounce bullion coin struck in 999.9 fine gold.

The Gold Standard was established in 1816 by the Coinage Act, which defined the value of gold sterling relative to gold. The implementation of the gold standard came as part of the same series of actions that saw the iconic Sovereign reintroduced after many years out of production. Long referred to as the "chief coin of the world", the (now decimal) Sovereign continues to serve as the highlight of many collections and is also available as a bullion coin.

The Royal Mint, of course, has been working with, storing and striking gold for hundreds and hundreds of years. And arguably the road to Britain’s official adoption of a gold standard stretches deep into that history - such as when Sir Isaac Newton issued a report that led to the gold "guinea" coin being assigned a fixed value.

Britain’s gold standard was written into law in 1821, with a number of countries soon following her lead, such as Canada, the United States and Germany. Ultimately, however, the United Kingdom's gold standard was abandoned in 1931, though some would like to see it return.

These gold quarter ounce coins are struck in Brilliant Uncirculated grade and are targeted at investors in precious metals.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Gold Standard - 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 · 25 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.

The obverse has a textured background with a geometric pattern, known as "guilloché" - a decorative technique in which a very precise, intricate and repetitive pattern is mechanically engraved into an underlying material.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Gold Standard - reverse photo

The reverse shows jewellery scales - as used to weigh e.g. gold - on a background showing a compass and a "compass rose", symbolising the global influence of British gold coinage.

Around above, the inscription THE GOLD STANDARD, below which - divided by the top of the scale - the date of issue 2018.

Around below, · 1/4 OZ FINE GOLD · 999.9 ·.

The artist's initials DME (for Dominique Evans) are in the right field under the pane of the scales.

Reverse Inscription THE GOLD STANDARD 2018 · 1/4 OZ FINE GOLD · 999.9 ·
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Showing 100 from a total of 119 coins of type: Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Quarter Ounce 1987 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1988 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1989 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1990 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1991 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1992 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1993 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1994 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1995 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1996 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1997 Britannia 1,815 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' DEI ' GRATIA ' REGINA ' F ' D ' 25 POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1998 Britannia 1,310 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 1999 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2000 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2001 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2002 Britannia 1,695 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2003 Britannia 2,684 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2004 Britannia 1,946 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2005 Britannia 2,606 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2006 Britannia - Standing 2,141 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2006 Britannia - Charioteer 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2006 Britannia - Guardian 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2006 Britannia - Waves 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2006 Britannia - Seated 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2007 Britannia 2,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2008 Britannia 2,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2009 Britannia 1,567 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2010 Diana 7,203 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' F ' D ' 2010 ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2010 Mercury 7,160 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' F ' D ' 2010 ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2010 Britannia 3,171 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2011 Apollo 3,141 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' F ' D ' 2011 ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2011 Juno 3,249 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' F ' D ' 2011 ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2011 Britannia 698 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2012 Vulcan unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' F ' D ' 2012 ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2012 Minerva unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' F ' D ' 2012 ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2012 Britannia 780 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Britannia, Proof 875 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 Britannia, Proof 613 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Year of the Sheep unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 25 ' POUNDS '
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Britannia, Proof 509 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Year of the Monkey unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Lion of England unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Gold Standard unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Shakespeare 350 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Britannia, Proof 1,022 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Year of the Rooster 980 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Lion of England, Proof 2,492 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Unicorn of Scotland, Proof 1,499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Red Dragon of Wales, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Griffin of Edward III, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Britannia (Proof) 1,068 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Year of the Dog unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Four Generations 736 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Gold Standard unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Unicorn of Scotland, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Red Dragon of Wales, Proof 1,468 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Black Bull of Clarence, Proof 1,480 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Black Bull of Clarence, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Britannia, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Year of the Pig unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Legend of the Ravens unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2019 · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Ceremony of the Keys unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2019 · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Yeoman Warders unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2019 · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Crown Jewels unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2019 · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Gold Standard unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Falcon of the Plantagenets, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Falcon of the Plantagenets, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Yale of Beaufort, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Yale of Beaufort, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Britannia, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Britannia, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Queen unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Music Legends - Elton John unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Bond, James Bond unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 James Bond, Pay Attention unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 James Bond, Shaken not Stirred unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Gold Standard unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 White Lion of Mortimer, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 White Lion of Mortimer, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 White Horse of Hanover, Proof 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 White Horse of Hanover, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Mayflower unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Britannia, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Lion of England, Proof 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Unicorn of Scotland, Proof 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Red Dragon of Wales, Proof 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Black Bull of Clarence, Proof 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Falcon of the Plantagenets, Proof 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Gold Standard: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value25 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerDominique Evans
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.000 mm
Mass7.800 g
OCC IDRWKZ-EJNC-LDVP-EXGL
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