# Proclamations

### BY THE KING A PROCLAMATION DETERMINING THE SPECIFICATIONS AND DESIGN FOR A NEW SERIES OF FIVE THOUSAND POUND, TWO THOUSAND POUND, ONE THOUSAND POUND, FIVE HUNDRED POUND AND TWO HUNDRED POUND GOLD COINS; A NEW SERIES OF FIVE HUNDRED POUND, TEN POUND AND FIVE POUND STANDARD SILVER COINS; AND A NEW SERIES OF TEN POUND SILVER PIEDFORT COINS CHARLES R.

Whereas under section 3(1)(a), (b), (c), (cc), (cd) and (d) 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, and to provide for the manner of measurement of the variation from the standard weight of coins:

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, and two hundred pounds in gold, a new series of coins of the denominations of five hundred pounds, ten pounds and five pounds in standard silver, and a new series of coins of the denomination of ten pounds in silver piedfort:

We, therefore, in pursuance of the said section 3(1)(a), (b), (c), (cc), (cd), (d) 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 5015 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 40 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 2.085 millimetres per coin.

(3) The least current weight of the said gold coin shall be 4975 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 “· CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 5000 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of St George, armed, sitting on horseback, attacking a dragon with a sword, and a broken spear upon the ground with the inscription “HONI · SOIT · QUI · MAL · Y · PENSE”. The coin shall have a plain edge and in excuse letters the inscription “DECUS ET TUTAMEN · ANNO REGNI II ·”.’

**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 125 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 40 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.6 millimetres per coin.

(3) The least current weight of the said gold coin shall be 1970 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 “· CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 2000 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of St George, armed, sitting on horseback, attacking a dragon with a sword, and a broken spear upon the ground with the inscription “HONI · SOIT · QUI · MAL · Y · PENSE”. The coin shall have a plain edge and in excuse letters the inscription “DECUS ET TUTAMEN · ANNO REGNI II ·”.’

**ONE THOUSAND POUND GOLD COIN
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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 30 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.6 millimetres per coin.

(3) The least current weight of the said gold coin shall be 975 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 “· CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 1000 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of St George, armed, sitting on horseback, attacking a dragon with a sword, and a broken spear upon the ground with the inscription “HONI · SOIT · QUI · MAL · Y · PENSE”. The coin shall have a plain edge and in excuse letters the inscription “DECUS ET TUTAMEN · ANNO REGNI II ·”.’

**FIVE HUNDRED POUND GOLD COIN
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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 156.3 grammes, a standard diameter of 50.6 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 0.937 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.585 millimetres per coin.

(3) The least current weight of the said gold coin shall be 155.12 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 “· CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of St George, armed, sitting on horseback, attacking a dragon with a sword, and a broken spear upon the ground with the inscription “HONI · SOIT · QUI · MAL · Y · PENSE”. The coin shall have a plain edge and in excuse letters the inscription “DECUS ET TUTAMEN · ANNO REGNI II ·”.’

**TWO HUNDRED POUND GOLD COIN
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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 40.6 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 0.24 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.585 millimetres per coin.

(3) The least current weight of the said gold coin shall be 62.12 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 “· CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of St George, armed, sitting on horseback, attacking a dragon with a sword, and a broken spear upon the ground with the inscription “HONI · SOIT · QUI · MAL · Y · PENSE”. The coin shall have a plain edge and in excuse letters the inscription “DECUS ET TUTAMEN · ANNO REGNI II ·”.’

**FIVE HUNDRED POUND STANDARD SILVER COIN
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6. (1) A new coin of silver of the denomination of five hundred pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 1005.01 grammes, a standard diameter of 100.6 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 30 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.6 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 “· CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of St George, armed, sitting on horseback, attacking a dragon with a sword, and a broken spear upon the ground with the inscription “HONI · SOIT · QUI · MAL · Y · PENSE”. The coin shall have a plain edge and in excuse letters the inscription “DECUS ET TUTAMEN · ANNO REGNI II ·”.’

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

**TEN POUND STANDARD SILVER COIN
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7. (1) A new coin of silver of the denomination of ten pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 156.3 grammes, a standard diameter of 65.6 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 0.934 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.585 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 “· CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of St George, armed, sitting on horseback, attacking a dragon with a sword, and a broken spear upon the ground with the inscription “HONI · SOIT · QUI · MAL · Y · PENSE”. The coin shall have a plain edge and in excuse letters the inscription “DECUS ET TUTAMEN · ANNO REGNI II ·”.’

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

**FIVE POUND STANDARD SILVER COIN
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8. (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 40.6 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 0.784 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.585 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 “· CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of St George, armed, sitting on horseback, attacking a dragon with a sword, and a broken spear upon the ground with the inscription “HONI · SOIT · QUI · MAL · Y · PENSE”. The coin shall have a plain edge and in excuse letters the inscription “DECUS ET TUTAMEN · ANNO REGNI II ·”.’

(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
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9. (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 65.6 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 1.8 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.585 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 “· CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·” and the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of St George, armed, sitting on horseback, attacking a dragon with a sword, and a broken spear upon the ground with the inscription “HONI · SOIT · QUI · MAL · Y · PENSE”. The coin shall have a plain edge and in excuse letters the inscription “DECUS ET TUTAMEN · ANNO REGNI II ·”.’

10. This Proclamation shall come into force on the fourteenth day of December Two thousand and twenty-three.

Given at Our Court at Buckingham Palace, this thirteenth day of December in the year of Our Lord Two thousand and twenty-three and in the second year of Our Reign.

**GOD SAVE THE KING**