One Hundred Pounds 2015 Buckingham Palace, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

One Hundred Pounds 2015 Buckingham Palace, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinOne Hundred Pounds 2015 Buckingham Palace

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 is the second coin from a new series of silver coins known as the Landmarks of Britain, and features Buckingham Palace, the London residence of the British monarch. The reverse design was first issued in 2014 as a colourised £5 coin.

Designed by Royal Mint engravers Laura Clancy and Glyn Davies, each attraction is viewed as though through the eyes of a visitor, seen through passing crowds or rain showers, giving the coins the feel of an impressionist painting, enhanced by the trichromatic colour-printing.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage47,851
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Obverse
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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 (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2015 ·. 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.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2015 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / One Hundred Pounds 2015 Buckingham Palace - reverse photo

The reverse shows a view of Buckingham Palace, the London residence of the British monarch in the background, with the Victoria Memorial in the foreground to left. There is no inscription.

The initials of the designers, LC · GD (for Laura Clancy and Glyn Davies), are around below left.

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CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeOne Hundred Pounds
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value100 (x Pound)
Total Mintage47,851
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerLaura Clancy, Glyn Davies
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size62.860 mm
Mass40.000 g
OCC IDPMVR-OAPC-NWQR-ENQG
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