The Royal Mint has released the third coin in their imaginative series entitled “British Monarchs,” which focuses on the various kings and queens who have sat upon either the English or British throne, whose history spans over a thousand years. The third coin in the series features Great Britain’s first monarch of the Hanoverian dynasty, King George I.
The coins’ reverse side faithfully remasters the effigy of King George as seen on his gold and silver coinage from 1715 with the King facing right and the legend reflecting his title as King and his realms — GEORGIVS D G MAG BR FR ET HIB REX F D (“George by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith”).
The obverse of each coin features the fifth definitive effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Jody Clark and in use on all British commemorative and circulation type coins since 2015. The denomination and year of issue also appear on the obverse as part of the legend surrounding the Queen’s likeness.
|2 pounds||.999 Silver||31.1 g||38.6 mm||Proof||1,360|
|5 pounds||.999 Silver||62.2 g||40 mm||Proof||756|
|10 pounds||.999 Silver||156.3 g||65 mm||Proof||281|
|10 pounds||.999 Silver||312.2 g||65 mm||Proof||156|
|100 pounds||.999 Gold||31.2 g||32.6 mm||Proof||610|
|200 pounds||.999 Gold||62.4 g||40 mm||Proof||126|
|500 pounds||.999 Gold||156.3 g||50 mm||Proof||56|
Each of the gold and silver range of the “British Monarchs” collector coins is specially encapsulated and presented in a selection of hardwood high-gloss cases (gold) or leatherette black matte cases (silver) accompanied by numbered certificates of authenticity. For additional information about this collector series, please visit the Royal Mint’s website.
Each year will see the launch of several new “British Monarchs” coins, released sequentially in January, March, June, and September.