2022 British Monarchs George I 2 Ounce Silver Proof
Celebrate coinage history with this silver proof 2oz 2022 George I coin from the British Monarchs collection.
2oz Silver Proof 2022 George I Coin
- OBVERSE Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Jody Clark with the legend 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2022 ·'.
- REVERSE Right facing portrait of George I, remastered from the work of John Croker. Legend: 'GEORGIVS · DG · M · BR · FR · ET HIB REX · F · D ·'.
- SPECIFICATION Proof coin, struck in 62.86 grams of 999 fine silver. Diameter: 40.00 millimetres. Face value: £5 / Five Pounds.
- PRESENTATION From a limited edition presentation of only 750 pieces. Comes in its original packaging from The Royal Mint with an information booklet and a certificate of authenticity enclosed.
What Is The 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 series kicked off with a collection featuring King Henry VII in early 2022. Three further releases are slated for this year including coins starring James I, George I and Edward VII: all the first monarchs of their respective houses. The British Monarchs series is projected to run until 2026.
George I: The First Hanoverian King Of Britain
The third coin in the British Monarchs collection stars King George I who was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 until 1727. He inherited the throne from his second cousin, Queen Anne, becoming the first British monarch of the House of Hanover and kicking off what we call the 'Georgian period'.
The portrait of George I that appears on this British Monarchs coin is the work of the German-born engraver, John Croker. He came to England during the time of William and Mary and also designed the coinage of Queen Anne and George's successor, his son, George II.
Croker's portrait of the elder George has been remastered for the British Monarchs series by the Royal Mint's design team using 3D scans and modelling techniques to preserve some of the character of the original including the slight irregularities present in historic milled coinage.
Gold And Silver Proof 2022 George I Coins
The Royal Mint has reproduced their portrait of George I across a range of coins in a variety of sizes including limited edition 5oz, 2oz and 1oz gold coins as well as a variety of silver pieces, 1oz and 2oz editions included.
All these collectible pieces come in presentation boxes with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed. Mintage figures vary with the gold and large silver pieces being among the most limited.
Only 750 2oz silver proof 2022 George I coins have been issued by The Royal Mint.
We'll supply your 2022 George I British Monarchs coin in its original presentation packaging from The Royal Mint which includes a detailed information booklet and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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