Royal Mint Coin

This Royal Mint commemorative coin was created to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2018 and mark the special relationship between the two institutions.

Made in a limited edition of 2750, the coin features a design by renowned architect Sir David Chipperfield RA and is beautifully presented in a velvet-lined box with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

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Product story

Since at least 1282 the coins struck by The Royal Mint have been independently and rigorously checked to determine their quality and fineness. This judicial ceremony was known as the Trial of the Pyx and today, more than 700 years later, it still takes place. Every year an independent jury, sworn in by The Queen's Remembrancer, ascertains whether the coins made by The Royal Mint are of the correct weight, diameter and composition required by law, ensuring the highest quality.


David Chipperfield’s design shows the original two-storey façade of Burlington House, the RA’s Grade II-listed seventeenth century home since 1867, before another level was added by Sydney Smirke RA. The architectural detail of the main façade references an engraving from the third volume of <em>Vitruvius Britannicus</em>, the influential architectural treatise by Colen Campbell. The four categories of the RA are directly captured or referenced: architects, sculptors, painters and engravers, printmakers and draughtsmen.


Specifications
Denomination: £5
Issuing Authority: United Kingdom
Alloy: 925 Ag
Weight: 28.28g
Diameter: 38.61mm
Obverse Designer: Jody Clark
Reverse Designer: Sir David Chipperfield RA
Quality: Proof
Maximum Coin Mintage and Limited Edition Presentation: 2750

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