The Royal Mint have launched a new silver coin which, like 2013 and this year’s “£20 for £20” follows the same premise – though the denomination has been increased to £100 (USD $160) as well as the content or weight.
The Royal Mint’s first ever £100 face value coin features an image of London’s landmark clock tower housing Parliament’s mighty Big Ben bell. The clock tower – known as the Elizabeth Tower – is one of Britain’s best-known landmarks, so it is only fitting that it should be chosen for the theme on the nation’s first legal tender “£100 for £100” silver coin. To many overseas visitors, the Elizabeth Tower housing Big Ben is the very definition of Britain. The Gothic-style building dominates the London skyline at the northern end of the Houses of Parliament, each one of the four famous clock faces looking out in a different direction across the capital city.
The coin is designed by the Royal Mint’s very own talented engravers Glyn Davies and Laura Clancy. They were motivated to capture the wonders of Britain from the point of view of the millions of tourists who visit each year, cameras in hand, collecting their own picture memories of the world famous structures and sights. In this depiction, the viewer is transported to street level, gazing upwards at the Elizabeth Tower from the ground with the thrill of a tourist’s eye view.
The obverse portrait is the work of Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS, whose effigy of the Queen has graced both British & Commonwealth coinage since 1998 – this portrait is set to change in 2015 making this one of the last coins dated “2015” issued with this iconic portrait.
The release of the £100 face value coin is expected to prove popular with the public following the sell-out success of the first ever £20 coin in October 2013 in honor of the birth of Prince George of Cambridge. For more additional information or to place an order, please visit the product page on the Royal Mint website. Information offered in English – international orders dispatched.