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2021 Mahatma Gandhi One Ounce Gold Proof Coin

UK21MGGP 2021 Mahatma Gandhi 1oz Gold Proof Boxed

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One of just 175 issued! UK 999.9 fine gold one ounce Mahatma Gandhi £100 coin from The Royal Mint. Known for his commitment to non-violence and his successful campaign for Indian independence, this is the first time that the lawyer and activist has been celebrated on an official Royal Mint coin. It was unveiled during Diwali festivities in 2021 by then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, Britain’s first finance minister of Indian descent. The coin’s reverse was created by product designer Helena Glover and features a lotus, the national flower of India. The legend - ‘MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE’ - is a quote attributed to Gandhi. The obverse shows Jody Clark’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the denomination. This piece is struck in 31.21 grams of 999.9 (24 carat) fine gold to The Royal Mint’s proof standard. Precious metal proof coins offer a higher level of design detail as well as mirrored fields and frosted devices. Intended for collectors these commemorative coins are only available in limited numbers. Less than 200 of these Gandhi one ounce gold coins have been offered by The Royal Mint and ours are offered in their original presentation packaging, the coin itself sealed in a protective capsule. A detailed information booklet is included, covering Gandhi’s life and exploring Glover’s design. A numbered certificate of authenticity confirms that this coin is the genuine article.
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Celebrate the life and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi with this £100 gold proof coin.

First Official UK Mahatma Gandhi Coin

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 Reverse

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 24 Carat Gold Coin

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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