2021 Mahatma Gandhi 1 Ounce Gold Proof
Celebrate the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi with this £100 gold proof coin.
Icon of Peace and Liberty
Released during Diwali, this new offer from The Royal Mint honours the iconic Mahatma Gandhi.
Born in Porbandar, India in 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a politician, lawyer and activist, known for his successful campaign for Indian independence. His insistence on non-violent protests inspired movements for civil rights and freedoms across the globe.
This numismatic celebration of the inspirational leader was prompted by an open letter to The Royal Mint, written by the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, urging them to diversify the individuals that appear on British money.
Heena Glover's Lotus Design
The resulting design - crafted by product designer, Heena Glover - features a minimalist lotus design.
The lotus is the national flower of India and a sacred symbol in Hinduism. While portraits of Gandhi have appeared on a range of Indian coinage, this subtle, modern piece is the first UK coin to commemorate his remarkable life.
Glover has included one of Gandhi most famous quotes in her design. The reverse legend of this one ounce proof coin reads 'MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE • MAHATMA GANDHI'. Gandhi supposedly used this line to describe his personal philosophy.
Speaking of her design, Glover said:
'I wanted the design to be simple because Gandhi was such a frugal, selfless man and lived a simple life free from materialism.'
Limited Edition of 175
This one ounce gold coin is from a limited edition presentation of just 175. The same reverse design has been issued on silver and cupronickel coins but the 24 carat gold version is by far the most exclusive.
Weighing in at 31.21 grams, this 2021 coin has a face value of £100 and features Jody Clark's portrait of Her Majesty the Queen to the obverse. It’s struck to proof standard with hand finished dies, ensuring a flawless finish.
Your gold Mahatma Gandhi coin comes in its original packaging from The Royal Mint which consists of a specially designed cardboard outer and an attractive wood presentation box. This is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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