100 Pounds - Elizabeth II 5th portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold

100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (5th portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold) - obverse100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (5th portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold) - reverse

© The Royal Mint, 2021


Issuer United Kingdom (United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 2021-2023
Value 100 Pounds
100 GBP = USD 127
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Gold (.9999) (guilloche/wave)
Weight 31.11 g
Diameter 32.69 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 240617
References Sp# BGF25
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.

Series: Gold Britannia


Fifth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, legend around.

Note: guilloche effect

Script: Latin


Unabridged legend: Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith

Engraver: Jody Clark Read more on Wikipedia

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.


Standing image of Britannia holding a trident in her right hand, with a shield bearing the Union flag and an olive branch in her left hand, security padlock, legend around.

Note: wave effect

Script: Latin

' BRITANNIA ' 2021 ' 1 oz ' 999.9 ' FINE ' GOLD '

Translation: An ornament and a safeguard

Engraver: Philip Nathan

Philip Nathan (1941) is a sculptor and coin designer. He trained at Guildford School of Art, 1957-62, where he specialized in carving and terracotta modelling, then at the Royal Academy Schools, where he won the silver medal for sculpture. Worked for the Royal Mint as engraver and designer, between 1965 and 1968. Between 1968 and 1973 he worked at the Franklin Mint.




Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom (1968-date)


The 2021 strike introduced four security features:

  • A latent image which changes from a padlock to Britannia’s famous trident
  • Surface animation bringing the background of sparkling waves to life
  • Micro text gives both decoration and protection – ‘an ornament and a safeguard’
  • Britannia’s shield bearing the Union Flag accented with tincture lines

The 2023 strike was issued in the autumn of 2022 after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and was only produced in a limited number.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2021  $ 1700 38% Bullion
2022  $ 1900 41% Bullion
2023  $ 2000 34% Bullion

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Bullion value: USD 2072.34 Search tips
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