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Gandhi Coins

2021 Mahatma Gandhi £5 Coins

The Royal Mint has issued 3 new coins to remembering Gandhi

Icon of Peace and Liberty

Celebrating the life and legacy of one of the world’s most pioneering and influential leaders, Mahatma Gandhi the coins are as follows:

  • Gandhi £5 Coin
    • SKU: UK21MGBU
    • Issue Price: £13.00
    • Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated
  • Gandhi 1oz Silver Coin
    • SKU: UK21MGSP
    • Issue Price £95.00
    • Grade: Silver Proof
    • Mintage: 2,500
  • Gandhi 1oz Gold Coin
    • SKU: UK21MGGP
    • Issue Price: £2,440.00
    • Grade: Gold Coins
    • Mintage: 175

The gold coin is a very low mintage and is showing as “Sold Out” on the Royal Mint website.

Who is Mahatma Gandhi?

Born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar, India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a lawyer, politician, philosopher and social activist.

Driven by his deep spiritual convictions, he is revered for his tireless fight for human rights and for leading the movement for Indian independence against Britain. Gandhi inspired millions with his insistence on peace and truth and his activism focused on Satyagraha or non-violent resistance. During his lifetime, his followers called him ‘Mahatma’, which is Sanskrit for ‘great soul’, and he is still widely recognised by that name today.

What is the coin design?

Heena Glover
Heena Glover

Created by the designer Heena Glover, the Mahatma Gandhi 2021 UK Coin features a lotus, the national flower of India, which symbolises Gandhi’s gentleness, strength and his ability to thrive when faced with adversity. The coin’s reverse also features one of Gandhi’s most profound quotes – ‘My life is my message’.

The Mahatma Gandhi 2021 UK Coin is the perfect keepsake to commemorate an icon who changed the world and whose vision of hope, peace and tolerance still resonates more than seven decades after his death.

Why did you choose the lotus as the main focus of the design?

The lotus is the national flower of India. It symbolises rejuvenation, strength, grace and purity. It also grows in the mud, which I thought was a nice analogy for Gandhi’s life – his strength of character overcame all the challenges thrown at him to thrive. He was peaceful and gentle but strong, just like the lotus, and I’ve tried to convey that in my imagery.

 

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