Twenty pounds (British coin)
|Value||20 pounds sterling|
|Diameter||approx 27 mm mm|
|Composition||.999 fine silver|
|Years of minting||2013-present|
|Design||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Design||Saint George and the Dragon|
The British twenty pound (£20) coin is a commemorative coin, first issued by the Royal Mint in 2013. It is minted in .999 fine silver. Twenty pound coins are legal tender but are intended as souvenirs and are almost never seen in circulation.
The designs which have appeared on the twenty pound coin's reverse are summarised in the table below.
Welsh Dragon £20
There has been four editions of the welsh dragon twenty pound coin. The first two being in 2016, the first was with a card featuring the dragon and the other was the coin on a view of the Royal Mint visitor centre. In 2017 the welsh dragon twenty pound coin was struck again featuring the Royal Mint visitor centre on the card. This happened again in 2018 with coin placed on another view of the visitor centre. These 2016, 2017 and 2018 Royal Mint Experience editions were only available from the Royal Mint gift shop.
|2013||-||Saint George and the Dragon||Milled||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|2014||The 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War||Britannia and a lion on the left-hand side with warships in the background. An inscription above and to the right reads THE FIRST WORLD WAR, and below and to the left of that the dates 1914-1918||Milled||John Bergdahl|
|2015||The 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's death||Winston Churchill||Milled||Etienne Millner|
|2015||The Longest Reigning Monarch||The five portraits of Queen Elizabeth II to appear on British coinage above the words "EIIR The Longest Reign"||Milled||Stephen Taylor|
|2016||90th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II||The royal cypher wreathed and crowned, all surrounded by roses||Milled||Christopher Hobbs|
|2016||Welsh Dragon Celebration||The Welsh dragon||Milled||Norman Sillman|
|2016||Christmas||The nativity||Milled||Gregory Cameron|
|2017||Platinum Wedding Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip||Equestrian portrait of the Queen and Prince Philip||Milled||John Bergdahl|
- Royal Mint creates first £20 coin, The Daily Telegraph, 5 September 2013
- £20 coin on its way - but expert says it's only worth £8, The Guardian, 5 September 2013
- Five Pound Coin Designs and Specifications, Royal Mint