Designed in 2016 to mark 200 years since the de facto introduction of the gold standard – tying the value of the British pound to that of gold – The Gold Standard 2021 bullion coin is an annual offering from The Royal Mint. Featuring the work of Royal Mint graphic designer Dominique Evans on its reverse, and Jody Clark's official portrait of Her Majesty The Queen on the obverse, The Gold Standard range now includes both a one ounce and quarter-ounce bullion coin struck in 999.9 fine gold.
The journey to Britain’s adoption of a gold standard can be traced through The Royal Mint’s long history, including back to 1717 when Sir Isaac Newton issued a report that led to the gold guinea being assigned a fixed value. The Coinage Act of 1816 changed the financial system in Britain dramatically, and introduced a circulating gold coin; the iconic Sovereign. A new gold standard tying the value of The Sovereign to a precise measurement of gold was adopted to help stabilise the country’s war-torn economy, and by 1821, a gold standard was fully operational in Britain.
- Each coin contains a quarter troy ounce of 999.9 fine gold
- Struck to The Royal Mint’s bullion standard
- Features the original Gold Standard design by Dominique Evans
- Exempt from UK Capital Gains Tax for UK residents
- Individually packaged in a single coin capsule
The Gold Standard 2021 1/4oz Gold Bullion Coin
|999.9 Fine Gold
|Pure Metal Type
|Pure Metal Content
|0.25 Troy Oz
|Single Coin Capsule
|Micro-dot table texture