Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Queen's Reign - Honours and Investitures, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Queen's Reign - Honours and Investitures, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2022 Queen's Reign - Honours and Investitures

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 quarter-ounce gold commemorative coin is part of a range celebrating the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The first design in The Queen’s Reign Collection, it focuses on Her Majesty’s awards and honours, which is a system that recognises individual service in many forms.

Featuring reverse designs by the Irish artist and illustrator Patrick James (P. J.) Lynch, the coins in this limited collection of three UK coins honours The Queen’s contribution to society and the common good. Each of the artist’s designs feature The Queen’s iconic signature as a symbol of her personal commitment to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

The Mint says:
In the distant past, titles and honours would have been the sole preserve of the monarch. In medieval times, the monarch could give gifts of money or land via a preferential system that later gave way to appointment to orders of chivalry. Society has since transformed and, as the roles of the monarchy and government have changed, parliament and the Cabinet are now responsible for nominating almost all recipients, although the awards and honours are still made in the name of Her Majesty The Queen.

Today, awards and honours are more democratic, as anyone can recommend someone for an award, and focus on recognising individuals’ contributions to society. That could be through charity work and fundraising, via military careers or government service, or for their contribution to areas that enhance all our lives, such as science, culture and the arts. Eagerly awaited by the public, the Honours Lists are released twice a year: at New Year and on The Queen’s official birthday in June. From paramedics and teachers to lollipop ladies and foster parents, the honours provide an opportunity to recognise people for their extraordinary actions.

Along with knighthoods, the most well-known awards are probably the MBE and OBE, as well as military medals such as the George Cross, which was established by The Queen’s father George VI to recognise bravery when not under enemy fire. Queen Elizabeth II, just as the monarchs who have gone before her, has also left her own mark with the Elizabeth Cross, which was introduced in 2009 to honour families who have lost loved ones in conflict or to terrorism. To mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, a medal will be awarded to serving frontline members of the police, fire, emergency services, prison services and armed forces as a mark of the nation’s thanks.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Queen's Reign - Honours and Investitures - 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 · 2022 ·. 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 · 2022 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Queen's Reign - Honours and Investitures - reverse photo

The coin’s reverse design represents the range of honours and investitures within The Queen’s gift with a selection of medals and honours.

Below them, an element common for the three designs in the collection: the Queens handwritten signature, Elizabeth II, which is featured on a coin for the first time.

Around above, the inscription THE BESTOWING OF HER HONOURS.

The designer's initials PJL, for P. J. Lynch, are below right.

Reverse Inscription THE BESTOWING OF HER HONOURS Elizabeth II
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Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: in mahogany presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Limited Edition 500. Maximum Coin Mintage: 510.
Royal Mint Product Code: UK22QHGQ
Date of issue: 2 June 2022.
Issue price: £670.00

See also

Coins in the The Queen's Reign collection include:
- 1/4 oz Gold, Queen's Reign, Honours and Investitures
- £5 Crown-sized, Copper-Nickel (w/ silver and gold versions), Queen's Reign, Honours and Investitures
- 1/4 oz Gold, Queen's Reign, Charity and Patronage
- £5 Crown-sized, Copper-Nickel (with silver and gold versions), Queen's Reign, Charity and Patronage

Showing 32 from a total of 132 coins of type: Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Falcon of the Plantagenets, Proof 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
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 Britannia, Proof 1,075 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 Queen's Reign - Honours and Investitures 510 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 510 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Duke of Cambridge Birthday 610 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 The Seymour Panther 1,010 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 1,010 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Vera Lynn 410 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 unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Britannia, Bullion unknown 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 ·
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Queen's Reign - Honours and Investitures: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value25 (x Pound)
Total Mintage510
Mintage Limit510
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerP. J. Lynch
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.000 mm
Mass7.800 g
OCC IDRMKG-EZAC-XKYM-ONXQ
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