Silver Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King George I, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King George I, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinSilver Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King George I

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The one ounce (1 oz) silver coins are denominated as either two pounds (£2) or five pounds (£5), depending on the occasion.

Initially, these were only of the Britannia type, but in 2015 the Royal Mint started to use the format for coins with other types of reverse designs, celebrating various aspects of British heritage.

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.

This design is the third 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 George I of England, who was also Prince-Elector of Hanover as Georg Ludwig. The reverse is based on a coinage portrait used during his reign.

The Royal Mint says about it:
The British Monarchs Collection continues its exciting exploration of numismatic and royal history with its third coin. Dedicated to George I, the first British monarch of the long-reigning Hanoverian dynasty, it features a faithful recreation of an original coinage portrait of the king. Resulting in Jacobite uprisings and political unease, George I’s arrival in Britain signalled the end of the Stuart dynasty. At the dawn of the new Hanoverian era, the coins of George I’s reign were those of a nation struggling to adjust to their new European king and a country on the cusp of long-lasting change for both its monarchy and parliament.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,360
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Obverse
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The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend, followed by the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English and the year.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Silver Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King George I - reverse photo

Within a toothed bordern, the reverse of the coin depicts George I of England, facing right.

Around, the inscription GEORGIVS · DG · M · BR · FR · ET HIB REX F · D ·.

The legend is in Latin, and means "George, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith". The mention of France is a reference to the king's historical claim on the French throne, although he never ruled France.

Reverse Inscription GEORGIVS · DG · M · BR · FR · ET HIB REX F · D ·
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Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: boxed, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Limited Edition 1,350. Maximum Coin Mintage: 1,360.
Royal Mint Product Code: UK22G1S1O
Date of issue: 25 July 2022.
Issue price: £95.00

See also

Coins in the British Monarchs Collection featuring King George I:
- 5 oz Gold Proof, King George I, 2022
- 2 oz Gold Proof, King George I, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Proof, King George I, 2022
- 10 oz Silver Proof, King George I, 2022
- 5 oz Silver Proof, King George I, 2022
- 2 oz Silver Proof, King George I, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof, King George I, 2022

Showing 10 from a total of 110 coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2022 Peter Rabbit 3,510 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Robin Hood - Maid Marian unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Robin Hood - Little John unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King Henry VII 1,260 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King James I 1,260 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King George I 1,360 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 City Views - London 2,010 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Silver Ounce 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Proof 6,010 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
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Silver Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King George I: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), One year types
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value2 (x Pound)
Total Mintage1,360
Mintage Limit1,360
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerJohn Croker
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Thickness3.0000 mm
Mass31.210 g
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