Silver Kilo 2017 Platinum Wedding, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Silver Kilo 2017 Platinum Wedding, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinSilver Kilo 2017 Platinum Wedding

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 (they are actually fractionally heavier as a whole, to account for the small amount of other metal in the alloy).

The 1 kg silver coins are denominated as Five Hundred Pounds (£500), 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 bullion investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art.

This commemorative coin with £500 face value celebrates the Platinum Wedding (or 70th anniversary of the marriage) of Queen Elizabeth II to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The reverse was designed by John Bergdahl, and the obverse by Etienne Millner. The Royal Mint says about the design:
"To have fallen in love completely and unreservedly makes all one’s personal troubles and even the world’s seem small and petty." Written by Philip in 1946, these words demonstrate the strength of his love for Princess Elizabeth, which inspired him when designing her engagement ring. Diamonds from his mother’s tiara were set in platinum and The Queen still wears the ring to this day.

Etienne Millner’s combined portrait graces the obverse, while John Bergdahl’s double shield design features the heraldic lineage of the two families that became entwined when the couple married.

The coin is a massive one kilogram of silver (full weight of 1,005.00 g, 99.9% pure silver for an absolute silver weight of 1kg), struck to Proof FDC grade. It was sold by the Royal Mint in a mahogany presentation box; Royal Mint Product Code: UK17PWSK, issue price £2,050.00, Maximum Coin Mintage 550.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage96
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Silver Kilo 2017 Platinum Wedding - obverse photo

At the centre of the obverse are the conjoined old busts of Queen Elizabeth II (in the foreground, to the left, crowned and wearing a pearl necklace), and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (in background, to the right), both facing right.

Around left is the monarch's legend, ELIZABETH II D G REG F D · (translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith), followed around right by her husband's legend, PHILIP PRINCEPS · (from Latin: Philip, Prince).

Around below right, facing in the opposite direction, the value and denomination 500 POUNDS.

The artist's initials EM (for Etienne Millner) are incuse below the Queen's necklace.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II D G REG F D · PHILIP PRINCEPS · 500 POUNDS
Reverse
United Kingdom / Silver Kilo 2017 Platinum Wedding - reverse photo

The reverse has a double shield design, depicting the heraldic lineage of the two families that became entwined when the couple married.

On the left, the Coat of Arms of the Queen, representing - clockwise from top left - England, Scotland, England again and Northern Ireland (Wales has no Coat of Arms so is not represented). On the right, the Coat of Arms of Prince Philip where three lions "passant" represent his Danish royal lineage, a cross represents his Greek royal lineage, a castle on a hill is for his title as Duke of Edinburgh, and vertical lines in the other quarter stand for Battenberg/Mountbatten.

In two lines below, the inscription 70 YEARS OF MARRIAGE, below which the date · 2017 ·.

The artist's initials JB (for John Bergdahl) are in relief in the right field next the Prince's arms.

Reverse Inscription 70 YEARS OF MARRIAGE · 2017 ·
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The Royal Mint released sales figures in March 2020; however, some of them are not final as some of the products listed were still available for sale at that time.

Silver Kilo 2017 Platinum Wedding: References to Information Used
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All (43) coins of type: Silver Kilo (1 kg)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Kilo 2012 London Olympics 910 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 500 POUNDS · 2012
Silver One Kilo 2012 Diamond Jubilee 206 Royal Arms ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS
Silver Kilo 2013 Coronation Anniversary 301 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 500 POUNDS · 2013
Silver One Kilo 2013 Prince George Christening 194 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 500 POUNDS
Silver Kilo 2014 First World War Outbreak 165 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 500 POUNDS · 2014
Silver Kilo 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch 278 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by James Butler ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2015
Silver Kilo 2015 Churchill 69 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 500 POUNDS · 2015
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Silver Kilo 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday 447 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Year of the Rooster 61 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Sapphire Jubilee 225 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Platinum Wedding 96 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D · PHILIP PRINCEPS · 500 POUNDS
Silver Kilo 2017 Lion of England 117 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Unicorn of Scotland 80 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Year of the Dog 49 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Sapphire Jubilee 92 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Armistice unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2018 ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Red Dragon of Wales 129 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Black Bull of Clarence 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Britannia 236 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Year of the Pig unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Victoria and Albert unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Falcon of the Plantagenets unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Yale of Beaufort unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 The Three Graces 125 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Year of the Rat unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 White Lion of Mortimer unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 White Horse of Hanover unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 James Bond 10 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Britannia, Premium Exclusive unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
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Silver Kilo 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
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Silver Kilo 2021 Prince Philip 77 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Gothic Crown 128 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Year of the Tiger 38 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Platinum Jubilee unknown Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
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Silver Kilo 2017 Platinum Wedding: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Face Value500 (x Pound)
Circulation MintageNone
Total Mintage96
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerJohn Bergdahl, Etienne Millner
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size100.000 mm
Mass1,005.000 g
OCC IDQRAP-EBNC-AVKN-EYJD
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