2022 1 oz gold proof coin featuring a historic coinage portrait of King Henry VII, remastered for a new audience.
The British Monarchs Collection
British coinage provides a fascinating insight into the reigns of the nation’s monarchs, documenting developments in politics, art and technology across the centuries. The Royal Mint are celebrating this rich legacy with a new series focusing on the royals whose faces have graced our currency.
Billed as a five-year series, the British Monarchs collection will feature 21 Kings and Queens, starting with Tudor dynasty.
The first release features King Henry VII. He was the last English monarch to win his crown in battle, coming to the throne in 1485 after his victory at the Battle of Bosworth Field. He brought stability to the realm after a period of civil war and was peacefully succeeded by his son, Henry VIII, in 1509. Numismatically, his reign is remembered for the introduction of a large gold coin, called a Sovereign.
Inspired by Henry VII
The reverse of coins in this new collection features a right-facing crowned portrait of Henry VII, inspired by the profile that appeared on the silver coins issued late in this king's reign, attributed to Alexander of Bruchsal. The remastered design - the work of Royal Mint Chief Engraver Gordon Summers - combines the hand-crafted charm of historic hammered coinage and the refinement of modern minting technology.
This is paired with the current official coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Jody Clark, in use on British money since 2015. The obverse bears the inscription 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·'.
One Ounce Gold Coin
Struck in 31.21 grams of 999.9 fine gold, this 2022 coin has a face value of £100 / Two Hundred Pounds and a diameter of 32.69 millimetres. It’s finished to proof standard and features a milled edge.
This Henry VII coin comes from a limited edition presentation of only 100 pieces.
This one ounce coin is offered in its original packaging from The Royal Mint which consists of a wooden display box in which the coin is presented in a capsule. Also included: a detailed information booklet and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Precious Metal Content:
Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
£100 / One Hundred Pound
Capital Gains Tax Status:
Proof - Boxed with certificate of authenticity
- First release in British Monarchs series
- Stars Tudor king Henry VII
- Design based on historic hammered coins
- Remastered by The Royal Mint design team
- 31.21 grams of 24 carat gold
- 32.69 millimetre diameter
- Finished to proof standard
- Just 100 issued in this presentation
- Jody Clark's portrait to the obverse
- Offered in original box with numbered certificate
Steeped in more than 1,100 years of history, The Royal Mint supplies all of the United Kingdom's coinage as well as currency for nations around the world. Renown for craftsmanship and thoughtful design, The Royal Mint also produces commemorative coins, favoured by investors and collectors.
A Millennia of Minting
Founded in the reign of Alfred the Great, around the year 886, The Royal Mint was originally one of several mints which were centralised to London in 1279. For more than 800 years the Mint was based at the Tower of London before moving to Royal Mint Court where it remained until the 1960s.
The Royal Mint has always been on the forefront of economic, technical and artistic innovation. Its skilled craftsmen minted coins that would reach the far corners of the British Empire, establishing the image and reputation of Britain for all whose pockets they ended up in.
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The Royal Mint's commemorative and bullion coins – often minted to mark important national events and anniversaries – are not intended for circulation. They might look like ordinary coins but they are generally worth much more, thanks to their scarcity, finish and composition.
Most commemorative coins produced by The Royal Mint are available in a range of striking standards including Gold Proof, Silver Proof, Brilliant Uncirculated and Bullion. Some are also available in collectors sets. Gold and Silver Proof coins are minted in small numbers, making them rare and desirable.
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