Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy

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.

This 1/4oz (quarter-ounce) gold coin is part of a series of coins by the Royal Mint dedicated to Mr. Men characters and features Mr. Happy.

Initially inspired by the simple question of a child - "What does a tickle look like?" - the Mr. Men Little Miss characters have become some of the most instantly recognisable in the world. Featured in more than 90 books, as well as starring in films and TV series, their adventures have been translated into 17 different languages and followed by millions of fans. 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the question that started it all and the book that answered that question: Mr. Tickle.

Created by prolific illustrator Roger Hargreaves in 1971, the Mr. Men books and their ever-growing world of "Happyland" were an almost instant success. They were soon joined by the characters of the Little Miss series and the exploits of both remain incredibly popular to this day, encouraging children to read and helping family generations to bond.

In 1988, the role of Mr. Men Little Miss illustrator was taken over by Adam Hargreaves - Roger's son and the same inquisitive boy who had asked what a tickle looked like. Adam has exclusively provided the reverse designs for all three of The Royal Mint coins celebrating the characters' 50th anniversary.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy - 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 · 25 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 · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy - reverse photo

Within a beaded border, the reverse of the coin shows a children's book illustration of Mr.Happy, on a background of flower-covered hills.

Around above, MR. MEN, below which on two lines 50 years Roger Hargreaves.

The face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription MR. MEN 50 years Roger Hargreaves
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in mahogany presentation box, with thematically illustrated cardboard shipper.
Limited Edition: 750; Maximum Coin Mintage: 760.
Royal Mint Product Code: UK21M1QG
Release price: £605.00

See also

Coins in the Mr. Men series include:
- 1oz Gold, Mr. Men - Mr. Happy
- 1/4oz Gold, Mr. Men - Mr. Happy
- 1oz Silver, Mr. Men - Mr. Happy
- 1/2oz Silver, Mr. Men - Mr. Happy
- £5 CuproNickel, Mr. Men - Mr. Happy

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Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy: 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
Mintage Limit760
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerAdam Hargreaves
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.000 mm
Mass7.800 g
OCC IDRWKZ-EJNC-WLQX-EXGL
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Mr. Happy - The 50th Anniversary of Mr. Men Little Miss 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin
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Mr. Happy - The 50th Anniversary of Mr. Men Little Miss 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin
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