One of just 275 issued! James I British Monarchs coin in 5oz silver proof.
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.
Portrait 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 · 10 POUNDS · 2022 ·'.
Five Ounce Silver Coin
Finished to proof standard, this coin is struck in 156.30 grams of 999 fine silver. It measures 65.00 millimetres across, has a face value of £10 / Ten Pounds and displays a milled edge.
This 5oz 2022 James I coin comes from a limited edition presentation of only 275 pieces.
You'll receive your silver coin in its original packaging from The Royal Mint which consists of a black 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)
£10 / Ten Pound
New / Pre-owned:
Proof - Boxed with certificate of authenticity
- Second release in British Monarchs series
- Stars the first Stuart King, James I
- Design based on portrait used on historic gold Unite coins
- Remastered by The Royal Mint design team
- 156.30 grams of 999 fine silver
- 65.00 millimetre diameter
- Finished to proof standard
- One of 275 issued
- 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.
In 2010 The Royal Mint became a limited company owned by Her Majesty’s Treasury. In recent years the Mint has struck medals for the 2012 London Olympic Games and opened a visitor centre, The Royal Mint Experience, in Llantrisant, Wales: the current home of The Royal Mint.
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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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