For particularly momentous occasions, The Royal Mint strikes 5oz and Kilo coins.
These coins are large, precious metal coins with specially commissioned artwork designed to take advantage of the coin’s dimensions.
The 2013 Coronation 5oz coin has been designed by Jonathan Olliffe, who was one of the people who won the competition to design a London 2012 50p. His design features Westminster Abbey as the backdrop with the Sovereign’s Orb and the Sceptre with Cross, in the foreground. The coin’s design captures the majesty of the occasion and the impressive architecture of the location.
The Coronation kilo
Experienced heraldic engraver, John Bergdahl has produced the Coronation Kilo. Featuring the regalia of the Coronation and the gold St Edward’s Crown against a background of interwoven national symbols, this coin is highly evocative of the auspicious events of 2nd June 1953.