Gold Two Kilos 2021 Queen Victoria - Gothic, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Two Kilos 2021 Queen Victoria - Gothic, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Two Kilos 2021 Queen Victoria - Gothic

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. Most of these by tradition are measured in troy ounces of fractions thereof, but the mint also introduced metric coins measuring one kilogram of pure metal, then also two and five kilograms (they are actually fractionally heavier as a whole, to account for the small amount of other metal in the alloy).

The 2 kg gold coins are denominated as Two Thousand Pounds (£2,000), although their intrinsic (bullion) value is much higher than their face value. The coins vary in design depending on the occasion; they are "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with smaller denominations with the same reverse designs.

The coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art or show pieces.

This coin is part of the third release of gold and silver coins in the collector series entitled the “Great Engravers", issued to highlight some of the Royal Mint’s great artisans who have made significant contributions to British coinage - many regarded as numismatic masterpieces. The first issue featured Una and the Lion, and the second The Three Graces.

The third release consists of two coins - one featuring the Gothic Crown reverse, and this one featuring the Gothic Crown obverse, with the iconic Gothic portrait of Queen Victoria.

The Gothic Crown was the career masterpiece of William Wyon RA. First issued in 1847, it was so popular that most Victorian numismatists collected them straight from the Bank of England as soon as they were issued. Featuring the reverse design created for the Gothic Crown, the coin displays a quartered shield design that has a long tradition in British numismatics. Inspired in part by the Scottish artist William Dyce RA, the design represents a stylistic departure for Wyon and is indicative of the wider artistic movement known as the Gothic Revival, which was highly fashionable at the time.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage8
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Two Kilos 2021 Queen Victoria - Gothic - 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 · 2000 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 · 2000 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Two Kilos 2021 Queen Victoria - Gothic - reverse photo

Within a decorated border, the reverse of the coin shows the young bust of Queen Victoria, facing left; the effigy is by William Wyon and is widely known as her Gothic Portrait.

The Queen is crowned with the Crown of Saint Edward, which has been used in the coronation of English monarchs since the 13th century. Her hair is braided and held back in a bun, with a braid looping around her ear. Her dress is decorated with rose, thistle and shamrock - the national plants of the constituent nations of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland and Ireland respectively).

Incuse on the shoulder truncation below right, the designer's initials, WW.

Around, the monarch's legend: Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f: d · (abbreviated from Victoria dei gratia britanniarum regina, fidei defensor - Victoria, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Britains, Defender of the Faith).

Reverse Inscription Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f: d ·
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Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: in acrylic block and wooden presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Announced February 2022 for later release.

See also

Queen Victoria's Gothic Portrait has been re-issued as:
- 2 kg Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, United Kingdom 2021
- 1 kg Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Alderney 2021
- 10 oz Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, United Kingdom 2021
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Alderney 2021
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022
- 2 oz Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Alderney 2021
- 2 oz Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, United Kingdom 2021
- 2 oz Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022
- Gold Crown, Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022
- Five Gold Sovereigns, Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Alderney 2021
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022
- 2 kg Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, United Kingdom 2021
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022
- 10 oz Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, United Kingdom 2021
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, United Kingdom 2021
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Alderney 2021
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, United Kingdom 2021
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Alderney 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022
- Silver Crown, Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022

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Gold Two Kilos 2021 Queen Victoria - Gothic: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Two Kilos (2 kg)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
ReverseQueen Victoria - Gothic Portrait by William Wyon
Face Value2000 (x Pound)
Total Mintage8
Mintage Limit8
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerWilliam Wyon
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size150.000 mm
Mass2,010.000 g
OCC IDWMRA-EQPC-AZKV-OYPL
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