One Hundred Pounds 2016 Trafalgar Square, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

One Hundred Pounds 2016 Trafalgar Square, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinOne Hundred Pounds 2016 Trafalgar Square

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 third coin from a series of silver coins known as the Landmarks of Britain; it features the famous Trafalgar Square in London.

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.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage14,878
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Obverse
United Kingdom / One Hundred Pounds 2016 Trafalgar Square - 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 (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 · 2016 ·. 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 · 2016 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / One Hundred Pounds 2016 Trafalgar Square - reverse photo

The reverse shows a view of Trafalgar Square in London, with the column of the Admiral Nelson monument (Nelson's Column) in the background to right, and one of the lions decorating the square in the foreground to left. There is no inscription.

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

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Notes

Issued in a presentation card, Royal Mint product code: UK16100P, issue price £100.00.

The reverse design was first issued in 2014 on a colourised £5 coin.

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One Hundred Pounds 2016 Trafalgar Square: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeOne Hundred Pounds
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value100 (x Pound)
Total Mintage14,878
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerLaura Clancy, Glyn Davies
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size62.860 mm
Mass40.000 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-LNVZ-OMPX
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