Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Harry Potter - Albus Dumbledore, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Harry Potter - Albus Dumbledore, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2023 Harry Potter - Albus Dumbledore

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 gold quarter-ounce coin denominated as £25 marks the 25th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - published on 26 June 1997. It is the third design in a series of four (each released in a number of coin formats).

"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" is the first in a series of seven fantasy novels (all later filmed) written by British author J. K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the lives of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story concerns Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic and subjugate all wizards and Muggles (non-magical people).

Professor Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, is one of the main characters in the series.

Engraved by Ffion Gwillim, the design is based on book illustrations by Jim Kay and not on the subsequent films.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage510
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Harry Potter -  Albus Dumbledore - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin displays the first definitive portrait of King Charles III, which shows his bare (uncrowned) head facing left.

Below the neck truncation in tiny letters, the artist's initials MJ (for Martin Jennings).

Around, the monarch's legend followed by the face value and date of issue: CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·. Translated from Latin, the legend means: Charles the Third, by the Grace of God, King, Defender of the Faith.

Obverse Inscription CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Harry Potter -  Albus Dumbledore - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts Professor Albus Dumbledore at his desk, facing quarter right, surrounded by small stars.

Around above, the inscription ALBUS DUMBLEDORE; around below right, 25 YEARS OF MAGIC.

The date of issue and the face value are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription ALBUS DUMBLEDORE 25 YEARS OF MAGIC
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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: UK23ADQG
Date of issue: 16 February 2023.
Issue price: £725.00

This is the first release in the series to have the effigy of King Charles III on the obverse; the previous two were issued in 2022, with the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

See also

Coins in the Harry Potter series by the Royal Mint include:
- 2 oz Gold Proof, Harry Potter, 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Harry Potter, 2022
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Harry Potter, 2022
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Harry Potter, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Harry Potter, 2022
- 50 Pence (with silver and gold versions), Harry Potter, 2022
- 2 oz Gold Proof, Hogwarts Express, 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Hogwarts Express, 2022
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Hogwarts Express, 2022
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Hogwarts Express, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Hogwarts Express, 2022
- 50 Pence (with silver and gold versions), Hogwarts Express, 2022
- 2 oz Gold Proof, Albus Dumbledore, 2023
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Albus Dumbledore, 2023
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Albus Dumbledore, 2023
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Albus Dumbledore, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Albus Dumbledore, 2023
- 50 Pence (with silver and gold versions), Albus Dumbledore, 2023
- 2 oz Gold Proof, Hogwarts, 2023
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Hogwarts, 2023
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Hogwarts, 2023
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Hogwarts, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Hogwarts, 2023
- 50 Pence (with silver and gold versions), Hogwarts, 2023

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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 ·
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Music Legends - The Who 1,010 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 ·
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 Harry Potter - Albus Dumbledore: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyKing Charles III - First Portrait
Face Value25 (x Pound)
Total Mintage510
Mintage Limit510
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJim Kay, Ffion Gwillim
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.000 mm
Mass7.800 g
OCC IDLGVB-ELDC-ZVQJ-EMPX
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