The One Hundred Pounds (£100) coin is a coin denomination issued by the Royal Mint since 2015. The format is used to mark special occasions or themes and is not intended for general circulation - which is served by a banknote of the same value instead.
The coins contain two ounces of silver (with weight slightly differing from the silver 2oz bullion coins issued for investors), but are distributed at face value - which is much higher than their intrinsic value, making them technically non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) and not bullion.
The coins are legal tender, but contrary to popular belief this does not mean that banks and retailers automatically have to accept them (in practice, they do not accept them).
This coin is the first issue from a new series of silver coins known as the Landmarks of Britain and features Big Ben in London.
Known to most as Big Ben, the iconic towering structure at the north end of Britain's Houses of Parliament is actually called the Elizabeth Tower since 2010, in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. The structure takes its common name from the tone of the bell that rings out from the top of the tower at the top of each hour of the day.
|One Hundred Pounds 2015 Big Ben||49,147||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait||ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 100 POUNDS · 2015|
|One Hundred Pounds 2015 Buckingham Palace||47,851||Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait||ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2015 ·|
|One Hundred Pounds 2016 Trafalgar Square||14,878||Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait||ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2016 ·|
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|Coin Type||One Hundred Pounds|
|Monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Effigy||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Face Value||100 (x Pound)|
|Designer||Laura Clancy, Glyn Davies|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
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|Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom||Q1|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Great Britain KM# 1328|