Silver Kilo 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Silver Kilo 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinSilver Kilo 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday

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 1 kg silver commemorative coin celebrates the 95th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II on April 5 2021.

The coin features the words "my heart and my devotion" which references part of her 1957 Christmas broadcast, which was the first to be televised.

During the speech the young Queen said: "In the old days the monarch led his soldiers on the battlefield and his leadership at all times was close and personal. Today things are very different. I cannot lead you into battle, I do not give you laws or administer justice, but I can do something else, I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations."

At a first look, the sculptor’s coin design for The Queen’s 95th birthday is a beautiful, floral arrangement but there are very carefully considered elements. There are nine roses, one for each decade The Queen has lived through, and 54 leaves on the face of the coin, each representing a country of the Commonwealth, one of Her Majesty’s greatest legacies. These tiny details all spring from "flourishes", which are used in heraldry and calligraphy as Gary explains:

“You’ll see it on paper money, official documents, and even royal signatures have shown very elaborate flourishes. Some flourishes reminded me of streamers that might be thrown or seen at parties. The flourishes I designed may look symmetrical at first, but when you look closely there are four intertwining and organic ‘shoots’.”

This reverse design by Gary Breeze can be seen on the Gold Proof five-ounce and kilo coins and the Silver Proof five-ounce and kilo coins in the collection. A second design was created by calligrapher and heraldic artist Timothy Noad. It features the national floral emblems of the four UK nations gathered in a birthday ‘posy’ for The Queen, and the design can be seen on the two-ounce Gold Proof, two-ounce Silver Proof, Quarter-ounce gold Proof and £5 coins in the Queen's 95th Birthday collection.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Silver Kilo 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday - 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 (her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

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

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend, followed by the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·. 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.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Silver Kilo 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts at its centre the Royal Cypher of Queen Elizabeth II: E II R (for Elizabeth II Regina - in Latin, Elizabeth the Second, Queen), crowned with St Edward's Crown. Named after Saint Edward the Confessor, it has been traditionally used to crown English and British monarchs at their coronations since the 13th century (with a two-century gap between 1689 and 1911).

The monogram is surrounded by an elaborate floral decoration which includes nine roses, one for each decade the Queen has lived through, and 54 leaves - each representing a country of the Commonwealth (of which the Queen is or has been Head of State).

Around, the inscription MY HEART AND MY DEVOTION, a quote from the Queen's Christmas speech from 1957. Around below, the dates of the anniversary 1926 and 2021.

The artist's monogram GB (for Gary Breeze) is in the lower left, between the 1 of 1926 and the first M of the inscription.

The face value and date of issue are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription MY HEART AND MY DEVOTION 1926 2021
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Notes

The coins were issued in March 2021.
Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: boxed.
Limited Edition 150, Maximum Coin Mintage: 160.
Royal Mint Product Code: UK2195SK
Issue price: £2,270.00

See also

Coins issued to mark the 95th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II include (ordered by metal / size / country):
- 9.5 kg Gold, Queen's 95th Birthday, United Kingdom 2021
- 1 kg Gold, Queen's 95th Birthday, United Kingdom 2021
- 5 oz Gold, Queen's 95th Birthday, United Kingdom 2021
- 2 oz Gold, Queen's 95th Birthday, Australia 2021
- 2 oz Gold, Queen's 95th Birthday, United Kingdom 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Queen's 95th Birthday, Australia 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Queen's 95th Birthday, United Kingdom 2021
- 1 kg Silver, Queen's 95th Birthday, United Kingdom 2021
- 5 oz Silver, Queen's 95th Birthday, United Kingdom 2021
- 2 oz Silver, Queen's 95th Birthday, United Kingdom 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Queen's 95th Birthday, Australia 2021
- 1 oz Silver, The Queen Elizabeth II Equestrian Monument , Canada 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Queen's 95th Birthday, United Kingdom 2021
- £5 in CuproNickel / Silver / Gold, Queen's 95th Birthday, United Kingdom 2021
- $1 Aluminium Bronze, Queen's 95th Birthday, Australia 2021

All (57) 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 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 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
Silver Kilo 2016 Year of the Monkey unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
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 62 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 125 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D · PHILIP PRINCEPS · 500 POUNDS
Silver Kilo 2017 Lion of England 116 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Unicorn of Scotland 88 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Year of the Dog 25 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 99 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Britannia 235 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Year of the Pig 23 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Victoria and Albert 44 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Falcon of the Plantagenets 72 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Yale of Beaufort 89 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Britannia 83 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Britannia 29 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 25 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 White Lion of Mortimer 86 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 White Horse of Hanover 72 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 Queen's 95th Birthday 149 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Prince Philip 48 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Britannia, Premium Exclusive 39 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox 24 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond 56 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Griffin of Edward III 83 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 The Queen's Beasts Completer Coin, Proof 76 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 The Queen's Beasts Completer Coin, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Gothic Crown 41 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Queen Victoria - Gothic 19 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 Britannia - Womanhood 43 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Platinum Jubilee 147 Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Kilo 2022 The Seymour Panther 72 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 The Lion of England 72 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2022 City Views - London 52 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Kilo 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II 259 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Kilo 2023 Year of the Rabbit 52 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2023 The Yale of Beaufort 72 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2023 Britannia, Bullion (Queen Elizabeth II) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2023 Britannia, Bullion (King Charles III) unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2023 King Charles III Coronation 202 King Charles III - First Crowned Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Silver Kilo 2023 The Lion and The Eagle 77 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Silver Kilo 2024 Year of the Dragon 52 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2024 ·
Silver Kilo 2024 Britannia, Bullion unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Silver Kilo 2024 Britannia and Liberty 77 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2024 ·
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Silver Kilo 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
ReverseImperial Crown - St Edward's Crown and the Tudor Crown
Face Value500 (x Pound)
Total Mintage149
Mintage Limit160
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerGary Breeze
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size100.0000 mm
Mass1,005.0000 g
OCC IDMXKD-OKQC-ARXX-OWQJ
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