# Proclamations

### BY THE QUEEN A PROCLAMATION DETERMINING THE SPECIFICATIONS AND DESIGN FOR A NEW SERIES OF FIVE THOUSAND POUND, TWO THOUSAND POUND, ONE THOUSAND POUND, FIVE HUNDRED POUND, TWO HUNDRED POUND, TWENTY-FIVE POUND AND FIVE POUND GOLD COINS; A NEW SERIES OF FIVE HUNDRED POUND GOLD PIEDFORT COINS; A NEW SERIES OF ONE THOUSAND POUND, FIVE HUNDRED POUND, TEN POUND AND FIVE POUND STANDARD SILVER COINS; A NEW SERIES OF TEN POUND AND FIVE POUND SILVER PIEDFORT COINS; A NEW SERIES OF FIVE POUND FINE SILVER COINS; AND A NEW SERIES OF FIVE POUND CUPRO-NICKEL COINS ELIZABETH R.

Whereas under section 3(1)(a), (b), (c), (cc), (cd), (d) and (dd) of the Coinage Act 1971 We have power, with the advice of Our Privy Council, by Proclamation to determine the denomination, the design and dimensions of coins to be made at Our Mint, to determine the weight and fineness of certain gold coins, the remedy to be allowed in the making of such coins and their least current weight, and to determine the weight and composition of coins other than gold coins or coins of silver of Our Maundy money, and the remedy to be allowed in the making of such coins, to provide for the manner of measurement of the variation from the standard weight of coins, and to determine the percentage of impurities which such coins may contain:

And Whereas under section 3(1)(ff) of the Coinage Act 1971 We have power, with the advice of Our Privy Council, by Proclamation to direct that any coin shall be legal tender for the payment of any amount:

And Whereas it appears to Us desirable to order that there should be made at Our Mint a new series of coins of the denominations of five thousand pounds, two thousand pounds, one thousand pounds, five hundred pounds, two hundred pounds, twenty-five pounds, and five pounds in gold, a new series of coins in the denomination of five hundred pounds in gold piedfort, a new series of coins of the denominations of one thousand pounds, five hundred pounds, ten pounds and five pounds standard silver, a new series of coins of the denomination of ten pounds and five pounds in silver piedfort, a new series of coins of the denomination of five pounds in fine silver and a new series of coins of the denomination of five pounds in cupro-nickel:

We, therefore, in pursuance of the said section 3(1)(a), (b), (c), (cc), (cd), (d), (dd) and (ff), and of all other powers enabling Us in that behalf, do hereby, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council, proclaim, direct and ordain as follows:

**FIVE THOUSAND POUND GOLD COIN
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1. (1) A new coin of gold of the denomination of five thousand pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 5040 grammes, a standard diameter of 175 millimetres, a millesimal fineness of not less than 999, and being circular in shape.

(2) In the making of the said gold coin a remedy (that is, a variation from the standard weight or diameter specified above) shall be allowed of an amount not exceeding the following, that is to say:

(a) a variation from the said standard weight of an amount per coin of 39.95 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.5 millimetres per coin.

(3) The least current weight of the said gold coin shall be 4960 grammes.

(4) The variation from the standard weight will be measured by weighing each coin separately.

(5) The design of the said gold coin shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5000 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip accompanied by the inscription “HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 2021”. The coin shall have a plain edge.’

**TWO THOUSAND POUND GOLD COIN
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2. (1) A new coin of gold of the denomination of two thousand pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 2010 grammes, a standard diameter of 150 millimetres, a millesimal fineness of not less than 999, and being circular in shape.

(2) In the making of the said gold coin a remedy (that is, a variation from the standard weight or diameter specified above) shall be allowed of an amount not exceeding the following, that is to say:

(a) a variation from the said standard weight of an amount per coin of 9.99 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.5 millimetres per coin.

(3) The least current weight of the said gold coin shall be 1990 grammes.

(4) The variation from the standard weight will be measured by weighing each coin separately.

(5) The design of the said gold coin shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2000 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip accompanied by the inscription “HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 2021”. The coin shall have a grained edge.’

**ONE THOUSAND POUND GOLD COIN
**

3. (1) A new coin of gold of the denomination of one thousand pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 1005 grammes, a standard diameter of 100 millimetres, a millesimal fineness of not less than 999, and being circular in shape.

(2) In the making of the said gold coin a remedy (that is, a variation from the standard weight or diameter specified above) shall be allowed of an amount not exceeding the following, that is to say:

(a) a variation from the said standard weight of an amount per coin of 5 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.25 millimetres per coin.

(3) The least current weight of the said gold coin shall be 995 grammes.

(4) The variation from the standard weight will be measured by weighing each coin separately.

(5) The design of the said gold coin shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1000 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip accompanied by the inscription “HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 2021”. The coin shall have a grained edge.’

**FIVE HUNDRED POUND GOLD COIN
**

4. (1) A new coin of gold of the denomination of five hundred pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 156.295 grammes, a standard diameter of 50 millimetres, a millesimal fineness of not less than 999.9, and being circular in shape.

(a) a variation from the said standard weight of an amount per coin of 1 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.125 millimetres per coin.

(3) The least current weight of the said gold coin shall be 154.5 grammes.

(4) The variation from the standard weight will be measured as the average of a sample of not more than one kilogram of the coin.

(5) The design of the said gold coin shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip accompanied by the inscription “HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 2021”. The coin shall have a grained edge.’

**TWO HUNDRED POUND GOLD COIN
**

5. (1) A new coin of gold of the denomination of two hundred pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 62.42 grammes, a standard diameter of 40 millimetres, a millesimal fineness of not less than 999.9 and being circular in shape.

(a) a variation from the said standard weight of an amount per coin of 1.1 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.125 millimetres per coin.

(3) The least current weight of the said gold coin shall be 61.8 grammes.

(4) The variation from the standard weight will be measured as the average of a sample of not more than one kilogram of the coin.

(5) The design of the said gold coin shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip accompanied by the inscription “HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 2021”. The coin shall have a grained edge.’

**TWENTY-FIVE POUND GOLD COIN
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6. (1) A new coin of gold of the denomination of twenty-five pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 7.8 grammes, a standard diameter of 22 millimetres, a millesimal fineness of not less than 999.9, and being circular in shape.

(a) a variation from the said standard weight of an amount per coin of 0.025 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.125 millimetres per coin.

(3) The least current weight of the said gold coin shall be 7.75 grammes.

(4) The variation from the standard weight will be measured as the average of a sample of not more than one kilogram of the coin.

(5) The design of the said gold coin shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip accompanied by the inscription “HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 2021”. The coin shall have a grained edge.’

**FIVE POUND GOLD COIN
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7. (1) A new coin of gold of the denomination of five pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard diameter of 38.61 millimetres, and being circular in shape.

(2) The variation from the standard weight will be measured as the average of a sample of not more than one kilogram of the coin.

(3) The design of the said gold coin shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip accompanied by the inscription “HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 2021”. The coin shall have a grained edge.’

**FIVE HUNDRED POUND GOLD PIEDFORT COIN
**

8. (1) A new coin of gold of the denomination of five hundred pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 312.521 grammes, a standard diameter of 65 millimetres, a millesimal fineness of not less than 999, and being circular in shape.

(a) a variation from the said standard weight of an amount per coin of 1.5 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.125 millimetres per coin.

(3) The least current weight of the said gold coin shall be 311 grammes.

(5) The design of the said gold coin shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip accompanied by the inscription “HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 2021”. The coin shall have a grained edge.’

**ONE THOUSAND POUND STANDARD SILVER COIN
**

9. (1) A new coin of silver of the denomination of one thousand pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 2010 grammes, a standard diameter of 150 millimetres, a standard composition of not less than 999 parts per thousand fine silver, and being circular in shape.

(2) In the making of the said silver coin a remedy (that is, a variation from the standard weight or diameter specified above) shall be allowed of an amount not exceeding the following, that is to say:

(a) a variation from the said standard weight of an amount per coin of 9.99 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.5 millimetres per coin.

(3) The variation from the standard weight will be measured by weighing each coin separately.

(4) The design of the said silver coin shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1000 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip accompanied by the inscription “HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 2021”. The coin shall have a grained edge.’

(5) The said silver coin shall be legal tender for payment of any amount in any part of Our United Kingdom.

**FIVE HUNDRED POUND STANDARD SILVER COIN
**

10. (1) A new coin of silver of the denomination of five hundred pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 1005 grammes, a standard diameter of 100 millimetres, a standard composition of not less than 999 parts per thousand fine silver, and being circular in shape.

(2) In the making of the said silver coin a remedy (that is, a variation from the standard weight or diameter specified above) shall be allowed of an amount not exceeding the following, that is to say:

(a) a variation from the said standard weight of an amount per coin of 5 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.25 millimetres per coin.

(3) The variation from the standard weight will be measured by weighing each coin separately.

(4) The design of the said silver coin shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip accompanied by the inscription “HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 2021”. The coin shall have a grained edge.’

(5) The said silver coin shall be legal tender for payment of any amount in any part of Our United Kingdom.

**TEN POUND STANDARD SILVER COIN
**

11. (1) A new coin of silver of the denomination of ten pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 156.295 grammes, a standard diameter of 65 millimetres, a standard composition of not less than 999 parts per thousand fine silver, and being circular in shape.

(2) In the making of the said silver coin a remedy (that is, a variation from the standard weight or diameter specified above) shall be allowed of an amount not exceeding the following, that is to say:

(a) a variation from the said standard weight of an amount per coin of 0.783 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.125 millimetres per coin.

(3) The variation from the standard weight will be measured as the average of a sample of not more than one kilogram of the coin.

(4) The design of the said silver coin shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip accompanied by the inscription “HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 2021”. The coin shall have a grained edge.’

(5) The said silver coin shall be legal tender for payment of any amount in any part of Our United Kingdom.

**FIVE POUND STANDARD SILVER COIN**

12. (1) A new coin of silver of the denomination of five pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 28.28 grammes, a standard diameter of 38.61 millimetres, a standard composition of 925 parts per thousand fine silver, and being circular in shape.

(2) In the making of the said silver coin a remedy (that is, a variation from the standard weight, composition or diameter specified above) shall be allowed of an amount not exceeding the following, that is to say:

(a) a variation from the said standard weight of an amount per coin of 0.424 grammes;

(b) a variation from the said standard composition of five parts per thousand fine silver; and

(c) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.125 millimetres per coin.

(3) The variation from the standard weight will be measured as the average of a sample of not more than one kilogram of the coin.

(4) The design of the said silver coin shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip accompanied by the inscription “HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 2021”. The coin shall have a grained edge.’

(5) The said silver coin shall be legal tender for the payment of any amount in any part of Our United Kingdom.

**TEN POUND SILVER PIEDFORT COIN
**

13. (1) A new coin of silver of the denomination of ten pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 312.59 grammes, a standard diameter of 65 millimetres, a standard composition of not less than 999 parts per thousand fine silver, and being circular in shape.

(a) a variation from the said standard weight of an amount per coin of 1.75 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.125 millimetres per coin.

(3) The variation from the standard weight will be measured as the average of a sample of not more than one kilogram of the coin.

(4) The design of the said silver coin shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip accompanied by the inscription “HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 2021”. The coin shall have a grained edge.’

**FIVE POUND SILVER PIEDFORT COIN
**

14. (1) A new coin of silver of the denomination of five pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 56.56 grammes, a standard diameter of 38.61 millimetres, a standard composition of 925 parts per thousand fine silver, and being circular in shape.

(2) In the making of the said silver coin a remedy (that is, a variation from the standard weight, composition or diameter specified above) shall be allowed of an amount not exceeding the following, that is to say:

(a) a variation from the said standard weight of an amount per coin of 0.612 grammes;

(b) a variation from the said standard composition of five parts per thousand fine silver; and

(c) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.125 millimetres per coin.

(4) The design of the said silver coin shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip accompanied by the inscription “HRH THE PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 2021”. The coin shall have a grained edge.’

(5) The said silver coin shall be legal tender for the payment of any amount in any part of Our United Kingdom.

**FIVE POUND FINE SILVER COIN
**

15. (1) A new coin of silver of the denomination of five pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 62.86 grammes, a standard diameter of 40 millimetres, a standard composition of not less than 999 parts per thousand fine silver, and being circular in shape.

(a) a variation from the said standard weight of an amount per coin of 0.784 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.125 millimetres per coin.

(4) The design of the said silver coin shall be as follows:

**FIVE POUND CUPRO-NICKEL COIN**

16. (1) A new coin of cupro-nickel of the denomination of five pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 28.28 grammes, a standard diameter of 38.61 millimetres, a standard composition of seventy-five per centum copper and twenty-five per centum nickel, and being circular in shape.

(2) In the making of the said cupro-nickel coin a remedy (that is, a variation from the standard weight, diameter or composition specified above) shall be allowed of an amount not exceeding the following, that is to say:

(a) a variation from the said standard weight of an amount per coin of 0.75 grammes;

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.125 millimetres per coin; and

(c) a variation from the said standard composition of two per centum copper and two per centum nickel.

(3) The said cupro-nickel coin may contain impurities of three-quarters of one per centum.

(5) The design of the said cupro-nickel coin shall be as follows:

(6) The said cupro-nickel coin shall be legal tender for the payment of any amount in any part of Our United Kingdom.

17. This Proclamation shall come into force on the twenty-fourth day of June Two thousand and twenty-one.

Given at Our Court at Buckingham Palace, this twenty-third day of June in the year of Our Lord Two thousand and twenty-one and in the seventieth year of Our Reign.

**GOD SAVE THE QUEEN**