2023 1/4 oz British Gold Standard Coin (BU)

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Introducing the 2023 Gold 1/4 oz Royal Mint The Gold Standard BU coin, a striking testament to Britain’s rich economic history and a symbol of unwavering value. This coin, minted by the prestigious British Royal Mint, is not just a piece of gold; it’s a piece of history. Its artistic brilliance and accuracy make it a coveted item for discerning collectors and enthusiasts alike.


Key Features:

  • Contains 1/4 troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
  • Obverse: Features a portrait of His Majesty King Charles III, designed by Martin Jennings.
  • Reverse: Showcases a balance scale over a compass face, symbolizing economic equilibrium, crafted by Dominique Evans.
  • Face Value: 25 Pounds.
  • Legal Tender: Backed by the British government for its weight and purity.


The 2023 Gold 1/4 oz Royal Mint The Gold Standard BU coin pays homage to a pivotal moment in British economic history. In 1717, Sir Isaac Newton, then Master of the Royal Mint, proposed a weight-based value system for Britain’s gold sovereign coin, laying the foundation for the British gold standard. This system, where coins were valued according to their precious metal composition, brought stability and elegance to the traditional monetary system. The coin commemorates the application of the gold standard in 1816, representing a significant chapter in Britain’s economic legacy.


The design of this coin is split into two distinct halves. On the obverse side, we see the first coinage portrait of His Majesty King Charles III, a work of art by Martin Jennings. This portrait marks a new era in British coinage, symbolizing continuity and tradition. On the reverse side, the coin features a balance scale over a compass face, an artistic representation of economic equilibrium. This design, created by Dominique Evans, a senior designer at the Royal Mint, is inspired by the pursuit of balance and connectedness in economics. It’s a design with a personal touch, reflecting Evans’ own heritage and aspirations.


The 2023 Gold 1/4 oz Royal Mint The Gold Standard BU coin is a harmonious blend of regal elegance and historical depth, encapsulating Britain’s rich economic legacy in each meticulously crafted detail. With its rare fusion of King Charles III’s inaugural portrait and a design inspired by the balance of economic principles, this coin stands as a tangible piece of history and artistry. Owning this coin is not just an investment in gold, but a tribute to the enduring legacy of British monetary sophistication.




British Royal Mint

Precious Metal



Gold Standard

Metal Content

0.25 Troy Ounces


.9999 Fine


25 £


BU (Brilliant Uncirculated)


Dominique Evans, Martin Jennings


22 mm


1.8 mm



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