Twenty Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Twenty Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinTwenty Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding

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 coin 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:
"A platinum wedding anniversary is a significant event for any couple. For two people who have lived their lives under the glare of public and media scrutiny, it is a testament to their unwavering devotion, strength of character and good humour.

Two sides of this world-famous yet down-to-earth couple are brought to life on this coin. Etienne Millner’s combined portrait on the obverse represents a sense of duty, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh supporting Her Majesty The Queen in his role of royal consort. On the reverse, John Bergdahl’s equestrian portrait captures the couple sharing their love of horses side-by-side."

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage24,223
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Twenty Pounds 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 20 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 · 20 POUNDS
Reverse
United Kingdom / Twenty Pounds 2017 Platinum Wedding - reverse photo

The reverse shows the young figures of Queen Elizabeth II (right), and Prince Philip (left) on horseback, both facing left. Around the rim, the inscription WEDDED LOVE HAS JOINED THEM IN HAPPINESS. Around left facing in the opposite direction, the anniversary dates: 1947 - 2017 ·.

The artist's initials JB (for John Bergdahl) are incuse in the left field next the neck of the Prince's horse.

Reverse Inscription 1947 - 2017 · WEDDED LOVE HAS JOINED THEM IN HAPPINESS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Royal Mint Product Code: UK1720PW; issue price £20.00 (face value), mintage limit 70,000.

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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 2017 Platinum Wedding: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeTwenty Pounds
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Face Value20 (x Pound)
Circulation MintageNone
Total Mintage24,223
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerJohn Bergdahl, Etienne Millner
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.000 mm
Mass15.710 g
OCC IDPMVR-EAPC-NVBZ-ONQG
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