Platinum Quarter Ounce 2018 Prince Charles, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Platinum Quarter Ounce 2018 Prince Charles, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinPlatinum Quarter Ounce 2018 Prince Charles

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) platinum 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 commemorative quarter-ounce platinum £25 coin was issued to celebrate the 70th Birthday of the Prince of Wales and acknowledge the prince’s increased royal duties in recent years in helping the Queen carry out her role as monarch.

The Royal Mint says:
"With a commitment to serving the nation and supporting Her Majesty The Queen in official duties, The Prince of Wales has dedicated his life to helping others. Now in his 70th year, the prince shows no sign of slowing down. Last year alone saw the prince attend a remarkable 546 official occasions, while he also balances patronage to over 400 charitable organisations. This year The Prince of Wales has had important matters close to his heart keeping him busy, including the arrival of grandson HRH Prince Louis of Cambridge and the marriage of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex."

His new portrait on the reverse of the coin was designer by Robert Elderton, who also designed the commemorative coin for 40th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen's coronation in 1993.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage193
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Platinum Quarter Ounce 2018 Prince Charles - 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 · 2018 · 25 POUNDS ·. 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 · 2018 · 25 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Platinum Quarter Ounce 2018 Prince Charles - reverse photo

At centre, the portrait of Prince Charles, facing right. On the neck truncation in small letters, the designers initials RCE (for Robert Elderton).

Around above, the inscription H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES (H.R.H. is abbreviated from His Royal Highness). Around below, · 70TH BIRTHDAY ·.

The date, face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES · 70TH BIRTHDAY ·
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Notes

Issued in a mahogany presentation box, Royal Mint product code: UK1870PQ, issue price: £460.00, issue limit: 650.

Mintage is not final.

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Platinum Quarter Ounce 2018 Prince Charles: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypePlatinum Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value25 (x Pound)
Total Mintage193
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
DesignerRobert Elderton
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.000 mm
Mass7.846 g
OCC IDYRVP-EVRC-NJZB-EDQG
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