Silver Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King Henry VII, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King Henry VII, Coin from United Kingdom
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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 first 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 Henry VII (1485 - 1509) of the Tudor dynasty. The reverse is based on a coin issued during his reign.

The Royal Mint says about it:
The British Monarchs Collection is a revolutionary new coin series celebrating some of the most iconic kings and queens in British history. Naturally, such a landmark collection deserves a worthy introduction and there is arguably no better place to start than with one of the most famous regal families in British history - the House of Tudor.

Beginning with the founder of the Tudor dynasty, the first coin in The British Monarchs Collection features a classic portrait of Henry VII as it would have appeared on the coinage of the time. As one of the most iconic kings in British history, this design provides a fascinating glimpse into the rarely seen coins of his reign, whilst also presenting a unique prospect for would-be collectors and history aficionados.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,260
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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
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Within a beaded border with uneven rim, imitating a hammered coin, the reverse of the coin depicts crowned a portrait of Henry VII of England, facing right.

Around, in Medieval lettering, the inscription HENRIC VII DI GRA REX AGL Z, preceded by a French fleur-de-lis and a mint mark in the shape of a heart topped with a cross.

The legend is in Latin, and means "Henry the Seventh, by the Grace of God, King of England and..."; on some of his coinage it was displayed like this, and on some it continued with "FR" (King of France) and "DNS HIB" (Lord of Ireland).

Reverse Inscription HENRIC VII DI GRA REX AGL Z
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Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: boxed, with numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Limited Edition 1,250. Maximum Coin Mintage: 1,260.
Royal Mint Product Code: UK22H7S1O
Date of issue: February 2022.
Issue price: £95.00

See also

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

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Silver Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King Henry VII: 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 Mintage1,260
Mintage Limit1,260
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerAlexander of Bruchsal
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Thickness3.000 mm
Mass31.210 g
OCC IDMXKD-OKQC-DNXN-OWQJ
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