Twenty Pounds 2016 Christmas, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Twenty Pounds 2016 Christmas, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinTwenty Pounds 2016 Christmas

The Twenty Pounds (£20) is a non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) coin issued by the Royal Mint since 2013.

The denomination is used to mark special occasions, usually royal in theme, and is not intended for general circulation - which is served by a banknote of the same value instead. 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 £20 silver brilliant uncirculated coin celebrates the Christian tradition of Christmas. The reverse was designed by Gregory Kenneth Cameron, the Anglican bishop of the Diocese of St Asaph in Wales, who also designed the Last Round Pound coin issued in 2016.

As with the other £20 coins, the Royal Mint distributed these coins at face value, packaged in a gift booklet with space to write a message and wishes for the coming year.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage29,929
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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 · 20 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.

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

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 20 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Twenty Pounds 2016 Christmas - reverse photo

The reverse shows a Nativity scene, representing St Mary, nimbate, seated on a throne and holding a nimbate infant Jesus. To the right, the three Magi, crowned and nimbate, bearing gifts, one of them kneeling.

Above, an eight-pointed star. Around right, the inscription THE NATIVITY : CHRISTMAS 2016.

The designer's initials GKC (for Gregory Kenneth Cameron) are in the left field.

Reverse Inscription THE NATIVITY : CHRISTMAS 2016
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All (12) coins of type: Twenty Pounds
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Twenty Pounds 2013 St George 250,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D TWENTY POUNDS
Twenty Pounds 2014 WW1 - Outbreak 141,751 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D TWENTY POUNDS
Twenty Pounds 2015 Churchill 132,142 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 20 POUNDS · 2015
Twenty Pounds 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch 149,408 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 20 POUNDS · 2015 ·
Twenty Pounds 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday 116,354 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 20 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Twenty Pounds 2016 Welsh Dragon unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·
Twenty Pounds 2016 Christmas 29,929 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 20 POUNDS ·
Twenty Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding 24,223 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D · PHILIP PRINCEPS · 20 POUNDS
Twenty Pounds 2017 Welsh Dragon unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Twenty Pounds 2018 Welsh Dragon unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2018 ·
Twenty Pounds 2019 Welsh Dragon unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Twenty Pounds 2020 Welsh Dragon unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2020 ·
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Twenty Pounds 2016 Christmas: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeTwenty Pounds
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value20 (x Pound)
Total Mintage29,929
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerGregory Kenneth Cameron
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.000 mm
Mass15.710 g
OCC IDLBRP-ERRC-BYNP-EMNY
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