Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Gold Standard, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Gold Standard, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2021 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 2021 bullion coin is an annual offering from The Royal Mint. 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 range now includes both a one ounce and quarter-ounce bullion coin struck in 999.9 fine gold.

The journey to Britain’s adoption of a gold standard can be traced through The Royal Mint’s long history, including back to 1717 when Sir Isaac Newton (who was Master of the Mint) issued a report that led to the gold guinea being assigned a fixed value. The Coinage Act of 1816 changed the financial system in Britain dramatically, and introduced a circulating gold coin; the iconic Sovereign. A new gold standard tying the value of The Sovereign to a precise measurement of gold was adopted to help stabilise the country’s war-torn economy, and by 1821, a gold standard was fully operational in Britain.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 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 (a "micro-dot table texture") 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 2021 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 2021.

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 2021 · 1/4 OZ FINE GOLD · 999.9 ·
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Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: in individual capsule.
Royal Mint Product Code: UKBGS21O
Release price: £371.89

See also

Coins in The Gold Standard series include:
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion, The Gold Standard, 2016
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion, The Gold Standard, 2018
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion, The Gold Standard, 2019
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion, The Gold Standard, 2020
- 1 oz Gold (Bullion and Proof), The Gold Standard, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold (Bullion and Proof), The Gold Standard, 2021
- 1/10 oz Gold Bullion, The Gold Standard, 2022

Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Gold Standard: Known varieties
Variety Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Gold Standard / Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Gold Standard / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 497. Mintage limit: 910
Details

This is the first time that the Gold Standard quarter-ounce coin had a proof version. Unlike the bullion coins, the background of the obverse is not patterned.

In mahogany presentation box, with accompanying booklet telling the story of the gold standard. Royal Mint Product Code: UK21GSQO. Limited Edition (boxed): 500. Maximum Coin Mintage: 910. Issue price: £650.00.

Final mintage: 360 boxed coins, plus coins in sets.

In Set The Gold Standard Set 2021, mintage 137
2 coins: Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Gold Standard, Sovereign 1931
Showing 82 from a total of 182 coins of type: Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Black Bull of Clarence, Proof 229 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Falcon of the Plantagenets, Proof 229 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Yale of Beaufort, Proof 229 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 White Lion of Mortimer, Proof 229 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 White Horse of Hanover, Proof 229 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond, Proof 1,226 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Griffin of Edward III, Proof 1,469 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday 947 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Prince Philip 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy 345 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Strong and Little Miss Giggles 107 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Little Miss Sunshine 91 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Music Legends - The Who 753 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Alice in Wonderland 223 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Through the Looking-Glass 151 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Gold Standard unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Britannia, Proof 1,104 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Platinum Jubilee 1,000 Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Queen's Reign - Honours and Investitures 499 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Queen's Reign - Charity and Patronage 497 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Queen's Reign - Commonwealth 498 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Duke of Cambridge Birthday 594 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 The Seymour Panther 987 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 The Lion of England, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 The Lion of England, Proof 962 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Music Legends - The Rolling Stones 631 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Vera Lynn 31 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Harry Potter 621 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express 243 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II 3,411 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit (398) Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Proof (760) Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Britannia, Bullion (Queen Elizabeth II) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Britannia, Bullion (King Charles III) unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Britannia, Proof (1,345) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 King Charles III Coronation, Bullion (20,000) King Charles III - First Crowned Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 King Charles III Coronation, Proof (1,360) King Charles III - First Crowned Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 King Charles III 75th Birthday (585) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Myths and Legends - King Arthur (610) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Myths and Legends - Merlin (610) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Myths and Legends - Morgan le Fay (260) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Harry Potter - Albus Dumbledore 510 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Harry Potter - Hogwarts 510 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 The Bull of Clarence, Bullion unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 The Bull of Clarence, Proof 660 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Music Legends - Shirley Bassey (410) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Music Legends - The Police (510) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Star Wars - C-3PO and R2-D2 510 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Star Wars - Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine 510 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Star Wars - Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia 510 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 James Bond - 1960s 660 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 James Bond - 1970s (660) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Year of the Dragon (398) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Britannia, Bullion unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Britannia, Proof (1,760) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Iconic Specimens - Tyrannosaurus (310) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Iconic Specimens - Stegosaurus (310) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Iconic Specimens - Diplodocus (310) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Royal Tudor Beasts - The Seymour Unicorn, Bullion unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Royal Tudor Beasts - The Seymour Unicorn, Proof (660) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Royal Tudor Beasts - Tudor Dragon, Bullion unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Royal Tudor Beasts - Tudor Dragon, Proof (510) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 RNLI (510) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 James Bond - 1980s (660) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 James Bond - 1990s (660) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 James Bond - 2000s (660) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 James Bond - 2010s (660) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 D-Day Anniversary, Bullion (5,000) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 D-Day Anniversary, Proof (510) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 St George and the Dragon unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Star Wars - Han Solo and Chewbacca (510) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Star Wars - Millennium Falcon (260) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Star Wars - TIE Fighter (260) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Star Wars - X-Wing Fighter (260) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Star Wars - Death Star II (260) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Music Legends - George Michael (310) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Britannia and Liberty, Bullion unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2024 Britannia and Liberty, Proof (760) King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2024 ·
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Gold Standard: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2021
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)
Size20.0000 mm
Mass7.8000 g
OCC IDRNAZ-EGWC-BNXG-EXJL
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Gold Standard: Photo The Gold Standard 2021 1/4oz Gold Bullion Coin / thumbnail The Gold Standard 2021 1/4oz Gold Bullion Coin
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