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United Kingdom - The St George and the Dragon (2013) £20 Silver Coin in Presentation Pack
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
United Kingdom
Denomination
20 Pound Sterling
Minted Date/Year
2013 CE
Coin Type
Commemorative Coin
Punch / Orientation
↑↑ Medal
Front Legend
ELIZABETH•II•D•G•REG•F•D TWENTY POUNDS IRB
Back Legend
2013 BP
Head of State
Queen Elizabeth II
Mint
Royal Mint
Quantity
250,000
Composition
.999 Fine Silver
Coin Edge
Milled/Reeded - Vertical
Coin Shape
Round - Circular
Diameter
27 mm
Weight
15.71 g
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
In Folder / Coin Card
United Kingdom - The St George and the Dragon (2013) £20 Silver Coin in Presentation Pack
Britain’s First £20 Coin

The Royal Mint has never struck one before, but in 2013, for the very first time, an official, legal tender UK £20 coin was minted. It was sold by Royal Mint for the same face value unlike to their other collections, sold for a premium.

£20 silver coin was officially launched on 31 October 2013. (On the same day, intrinsic value of the coin worth £6.99)

The world-famous design Pistrucci's St George and the dragon is usually seen on Britain’s gold Sovereigns and the first time used on a silver coin.

The £20 coin, the first since the Royal Mint began designing decimal coins, is considered legal tender by the Royal Mint, but in practice will not be accepted by banks or shops.

Obverse Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Reverse Designer: Benedetto Pistrucci



Thank you Una for helping me securing this pretty piece.
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