100 Pounds - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold

100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold) - obverse100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold) - reverse

© The Royal Mint, 1987

Features

Issuer United Kingdom (United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1987-1989
Value 100 Pounds
100 GBP = USD 127
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Gold (.9167) (copper alloy)
Weight 34.05 g
Diameter 32.69 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
85536
References KM# 953,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Sp# BGF1
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

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH'II'DEI'GRATIA'REGINA'F'D
RDM
'100 POUNDS'

Unabridged legend: Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix

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

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf Read more on Wikipedia

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Standing figure of Britannia with trident and shield, legend around.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
'ONE'OUNCE'FINE' 'GOLD' 'BRITANNIA'1987'
NATHAN

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.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

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

Comments

1987 introduced the Gold Britannia series, where one Troy ounce of fine gold was alloyed with copper.

The 1987 strike was issued in the 4-coin Britannia Gold Proof sets, issue limit: 10,000 (10,000 sales), and individually with issue limit: 2,500 (2,486 sales).

© The Royal Mint, 1987

The 1988 strike was issued as part of the 4-coin Britannia Gold Proof sets, issue limit: 6,500 (3,305 sales), and individually with issue limit: 2,000 (626 sales).

© The Royal Mint, 1988

The 1989 strike was issued as part of the 4-coin Britannia Gold Proof sets, issue limit: 2,500 (2,268 sales), and individually with issue limit: 1,000 (328 sales).

© The Royal Mint, 1989

Note: Proof strikes have initials P.NATHAN and a frosted effect while Bullion strikes have initials NATHAN

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1987  59% Bullion
1987  12 486 12% Proof
1988  6% Bullion
1988  4 131 6% Proof
1989  18% Bullion
1989  2 606 6% Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)
Heritage Auctions
2022 October 2 Hong Kong Autumn World Coins Showcase Auction 61290
Lot 99342
Internet Archive
Oct 2, 2022 1987 – Bullion UNC
(NGC MS70)
USD 3120.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 April 30 Modern World Coins Showcase Auction 65164
Lot 99239
Internet Archive
Apr 30, 2023 1987 – Proof UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)
Heritage Auctions
2022 December 26 Modern World Coins Showcase Auction 61302
Lot 25151
Internet Archive
Dec 26, 2022 1987 – Proof UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)
Heritage Auctions
2022 November 27 Modern World Coins Showcase Auction 61298
Lot 25232
Internet Archive
Nov 27, 2022 1987 – Proof UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)
Heritage Auctions
2022 September 25 Modern World Coins Showcase Auction 61289
Lot 99110
Internet Archive
Sep 25, 2022 1987 – Proof UNC
(NGC PR69 Ultra Cameo)
USD 2340.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)Picture 1 of a sold 100 Pounds - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; 1 oz Fine Gold)
Heritage Auctions
2022 March 13 The Venice Beach Collection of Modern Coins, Part II Showcase Auction 61261
Lot 98145
Internet Archive
Mar 13, 2022 1987 – Proof UNC
The lot includes several items.
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