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

Issued in Set
The Gold Standard Set 2021, mintage 300
2 coins: Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Gold Standard, Sovereign 1931
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Gold Standard: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Images United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Gold Standard / Proof - obverse photo United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Gold Standard / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. 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.

Showing 19 from a total of 119 coins of type: Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Yale of Beaufort, Proof 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 White Lion of Mortimer, Proof 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 White Horse of Hanover, Proof 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond, Proof unknown 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 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Prince Philip 760 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy unknown 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 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Little Miss Sunshine unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Music Legends - The Who unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Alice in Wonderland unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Through the Looking-Glass unknown 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 unknown 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 Platinum Jubilee unknown Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 The Seymour Panther unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Showing 101 to 119 of 119 Coins.
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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)
Size20.000 mm
Mass7.800 g
OCC IDRNAZ-EGWC-BNXG-EXJL
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