Gold Two Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Charles I, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Two Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Charles I, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Two Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Charles I

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The two ounce (2 oz) gold coins are denominated as Two Hundred Pounds (£200).

The coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at bullion investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art. The coins are typically "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with smaller denominations with the same reverse designs.

This design is the sixth release in a Royal Mint series dedicated to the history of British monarchy and the monarchs of England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, and features King Charles I (1625 - 1649).

The Royal Mint says about it:
"This five-year collection features several legendary monarchs from four separate Royal Houses. The latest coin features the second monarch from the House of Stuart, Charles I. The second son of King James I, Charles I was a staunch believer in the divine right of kings."

After losing a civil war, King Charles I was tried, convicted, and executed for high treason in January 1649. The monarchy was abolished and a republic called the Commonwealth of England was declared. The monarchy was restored to Charles's son, King Charles II, in 1660.

The reverse design is a remastered version of an original design by Nicholas Briot, which first appeared on a crown coin almost 400 years ago.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 76
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Two Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Charles I - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin displays the first definitive portrait of King Charles III, which shows his bare (uncrowned) head facing left.

Below the neck truncation in tiny letters, the artist's initials MJ (for Martin Jennings).

Around, the monarch's legend followed by the face value and date of issue: CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·. Translated from Latin, the legend means: Charles the Third, by the Grace of God, King, Defender of the Faith.

Obverse Inscription CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2023 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Two Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Charles I - reverse photo

Within a beaded border, the reverse of the coin depicts the equestrian (on horseback) effigy of King Charles I, facing left. The king is crowned and armoured, with a sash billowing in the wind behind him, and with his right hand holds his sword high.

Around the rim, the monarch's legend CAROLVS · D: G · MAGN · BRITAN · FRAN · ET · HIBER · REX ·, preceded by a tiny letter B. (the initial of the designer, Nicholas Briot) and a rose, which on the original coin would have been one of the privy marks used by the Tower Mint (as the Royal Mint of that period is now called).

The legend is in Latin, and means "Charles, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland".

Reverse Inscription CAROLVS · D: G · MAGN · BRITAN · FRAN · ET · HIBER · REX ·
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: in mahogany presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Limited Edition 50. Maximum Coin Mintage: 76.
Royal Mint Product Code: UK23C1G2
Date of issue: 13 March 2023.
Issue price: £5,215.00.

Included in Set
British Monarchs - King Charles I Gold Two-Coin Set, mintage unknown, limited to 20
2 coins: Unite of King Charles I, 1625 - 1642, 2 oz Gold Proof, King Charles I, 2023
See also

Coins in the British Monarchs Collection featuring King Charles I:
- 5 oz Gold Proof, King Charles I, 2023
- 2 oz Gold Proof, King Charles I, 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof, King Charles I, 2023
- 10 oz Silver Proof, King Charles I, 2023
- 5 oz Silver Proof, King Charles I, 2023
- 2 oz Silver Proof, King Charles I, 2023
- 1 oz Silver Proof, King Charles I, 2023

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Gold Two Ounces 2023 British Monarchs - King Charles I: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyKing Charles III - First Portrait
Face Value200 (x Pound)
Total Mintage76
Mintage Limit76
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerNicholas Briot
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.0000 mm
Mass62.4200 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-ZWWY-OMPX
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