Twenty Pounds 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Twenty Pounds 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinTwenty Pounds 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday

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 commemorative £20 silver brilliant uncirculated coin celebrates the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Royal Mint says about the coin:
"Her Majesty The Queen has celebrated many landmark moments during her long and eventful reign birthdays, jubilees and wedding anniversaries and we have enjoyed each happy occasion with her. Now we celebrate with the Royal Family once again as Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to reach a 90th birthday. As this much loved public figure reaches another remarkable milestone, at The Royal Mint we are delighted to release a commemorative coin for the occasion. To wish Her Majesty every happiness as royal history is made, acclaimed artist Christopher Hobbs has turned to her love of flowers for inspiration, his design approved by The Queen herself. As this is a more personal occasion, the artist has filled the classical wreath with natural rather than heraldic roses, with each one different to the next."

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage116,354
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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 · 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 · 20 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Reverse
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The reverse of the coin features an original design inspired by Her Majesty's love of flowers - a circle of nine roses, all different, one for each decade of The Queen's life.

At centre, her monogram E II R (for Elizabeth II Regina - translated from Latin, Elizabeth the Second, Queen), crowned with the Imperial State Crown, over the number 90.

The artist's initials CJH (for Christopher Hobbs) are under a rose in the lower right.

Reverse Inscription E II R 90
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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 Queen's 90th Birthday: 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 Mintage116,354
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerChristopher Hobbs
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.000 mm
Mass15.710 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-VZXB-OJYG
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