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2022 British Monarchs James I One Ounce Gold Proof Coin

2022 British Monarchs James I One Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Buy a 2022 British Monarchs James I One Ounce Gold Proof Coin

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One of just 100 issued! This 1oz gold coin is the second release in the fascinating British Monarchs collection. Celebrating some of the remarkable kings and queens who have graced British money, this new Royal Mint series will recreate 21 historic coins for a modern audience. This edition features a half-length portrait of King James I. The first monarch of the Stuart dynasty, James was already King of Scotland when he inherited the English throne in 1603, uniting the two crowns. To commemorate his accession, James issued gold coins called Unites. This modern coin shows the armour-wearing portrait featured on Unites, remastered and refined by the design team at The Royal Mint. This is paired with Jody Clark’s portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, a distant descendant of James. Struck to flawless proof standard in 31.21 grams of 24 carat gold, this coin measures 32.69 millimetres across and has a face value of £100 / One Hundred Pounds. You’ll receive your 2022 James I coin in its original capsule and presentation packaging, accompanied by an information booklet and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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James the First 1oz gold proof coin from the new British Monarch series.

British Monarchs Series

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 released featured King Henry VII with the second starring James I, the first of the Stuarts. He was already King of Scotland when he acceded to the English throne in 1603, following the death of Queen Elizabeth I. The hammered coinage James I issued included a range of new gold coins including the Laurel and the Unite, the latter named to celebrate the union of the two crowns that James brought about.

Coins of James the First

The reverse of this new Royal Mint coin is inspired by the Unites struck during James I reign which featured a remarkable half-length portrait of the monarch, wearing a crown and armour and holding an orb and sceptre. This image has been carefully refined and recreated by the Mint's design team using modern minting technology. The legend reads: 'IACOBVS·D:G:MAG:BRIT:FRAN:ETC·HIB:REX·'.

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 remastered James I coin comes from a limited edition presentation of just 100 pieces.

These one ounce coins are offered in their 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.


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