Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 The Bull of Clarence, Proof, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

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 coin type is the fourth out of ten designs from the Royal Tudor Beasts Collection - coins depicting heraldic animals representing the Medieval Tudor dynasty which ruled England between 1485 and 1603.

The Moat Bridge, the main entrance to Hampton Court Palace built by King Henry VIII, is adorned by ten stone guardians. Each fearsome Royal Beast holds historic meaning and the ten figures evenly represent Henry VIII and his third wife, Jane Seymour. These regal protectors provided the inspiration for The Royal Tudor Beasts Collection from The Royal Mint.

The first Duke of Clarence, Lionel of Antwerp, also the son of King Edward III, used a black bull as a badge. The inclusion of his symbol as one of the King’s Beasts demonstrates the Yorkist lineage of King Henry VIII. The origins of the bull may stretch back even further, to the Clare family, as Lionel married Elizabeth de Burgh, Countess of Ulster and granddaughter of Elizabeth de Clare. The bull may also reflect Henry VIII’s Welsh heritage as Lionel and Elizabeth’s son married Catrin Glyndŵr, the daughter of legendary Welsh rebel Owain Glyndŵr, the last native Welshman to hold the title of Prince of Wales. The king’s pride in his Welsh roots is clear in his choice of the Welsh dragon as one of the supporters of his Coat of Arms.

Reimagined for The Royal Tudor Beasts Collection by artist David Lawrence, the bull bears the Tudor Rose on its shield. Henry VIII’s father, Henry VII, united the two rival royal houses of Lancaster and York. The Tudor Rose visually represented his marriage to Elizabeth of York, combining the red rose of Lancaster with the white rose of York in one emblem. Emblazoned across the land, the Tudor Rose symbolised the end of the ‘Wars of the Roses’ and the beginning of a powerful new dynasty.

Information about: Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 The Bull of Clarence, Proof, Coin from United Kingdom
MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage660
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 The Bull of Clarence, Proof - 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 The Bull of Clarence, Proof - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows at its centre the Bull of Clarence supporting a shield emblazoned with the Tudor Rose.

Around above, the inscription BULL OF CLARENCE. Around below, 2023 ·.

The designer's signature D.L (for David Lawrence) is below, between the bull's hooves.

Reverse Inscription BULL OF CLARENCE 2023 ·
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: in mahogany presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Royal Mint Product code: UK23BCQG.
Limited Edition 650 (boxed). Maximum Coin Mintage: 660.
Release date: 2 March 2023.
Release price: £725.00

This issue is the first in the Royal Tudor Beasts Collection to feature the portrait of King Charles III on the obverse; the earlier issues carried the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

See also

Royal Tudor Beasts - The Bull of Clarence design was issued in a variety of formats:
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, The Bull of Clarence, 2023
- 5 oz Gold Proof, The Bull of Clarence, 2023
- 2 oz Gold Proof, The Bull of Clarence, 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, The Bull of Clarence, 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Bull of Clarence, 2023
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion, The Bull of Clarence, 2023
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, The Bull of Clarence, 2023
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, The Bull of Clarence, 2023
- 10 oz Silver Proof, The Bull of Clarence, 2023
- 5 oz Silver Proof, The Bull of Clarence, 2023
- 2 oz Silver Bullion, The Bull of Clarence, 2023
- 2 oz Silver Proof, The Bull of Clarence, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Bull of Clarence, 2023
- £5 CuproNickel, Brilliant Uncirculated, The Bull of Clarence, 2023

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Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 The Bull of Clarence, Proof: 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 Mintage660
Mintage Limit660
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerDavid Lawrence
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.0000 mm
Mass7.8000 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-NPGD-EYPL
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 The Bull of Clarence, Proof: Photos
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2023 The Bull of Clarence, Proof: Photo The Royal Tudor Beasts The Bull of Clarence 2023 UK 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin / thumbnail The Royal Tudor Beasts The Bull of Clarence 2023 UK 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin
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