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Three Graces 10 Oz Gold Piedfort

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3. (1) A new coin of gold of the denomination of five hundred pounds shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight of 312.521 grammes, a standard diameter of 65 millimetres, a millesimal fineness of not less than 999, and being circular in shape.

(2) In the making of the said gold coin a remedy (that is, a variation from the standard weight or diameter specified above) shall be allowed of an amount not exceeding the following, that is to say:

(a) a variation from the said standard weight of an amount per coin of 1.5 grammes; and

(b) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.125 millimetres per coin.

(3) The least current weight of the said gold coin shall be 311 grammes.

(4) The variation from the standard weight will be measured as the average of a sample of not more than one kilogram of the coin.

(5) The design of the said gold coin shall be as follows:

‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·”, accompanied by the date of the year, and for the reverse a depiction of three female figures representing Britannia, Hibernia and Scotia with the inscription “FOEDUS INVIOLABILE”. The coin shall have a grained edge.’

4. This Proclamation shall come into force on the twenty-fourth day of June Two thousand and twenty-one.

Given at Our Court at Buckingham Palace, this twenty-third day of June in the year of Our Lord Two thousand and twenty-one and in the seventieth year of Our Reign

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