2022 British Monarchs King Henry VII – Five Pounds 2oz Silver Proof


The 2022 British Monarchs King Henry VII - Five Pounds 2oz Silver Proof

This was the first coin to be released in the Royal Mint's British Monarchs Collection and was released January 2022. It features King Henry VII, the first of the House of Tudor. This coin is the 2oz Silver Proof, denominated as five pounds.

Henry was born on 28 January 1457 to Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond and Lady Margaret Beaufort. He seized the Crown after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field, ending the Wars of the Roses. This was the last time an English King won the throne on a battlefield.

King Henry VII was the first of the Tudor monarchs and ruled from 22 August 1485 until his death on 21 April 1509, aged 52. He was succeeded by his son, Henry VIII.

As with the other coins in the British Monarchs Collection, there are a number of offerings from the Royal Mint. The silver coin is available in 1oz, 2oz and 5oz, and the gold coin is also 1oz, 2oz and 5oz. There is also a 2-coin gold set. All the coins were very popular and the Royal Mint sold out most coins within 20 minutes of launch.

The Reverse of the coin, designed by Alexander of Bruchsal, shows a portrait of King Henry VII as it would have appeared on a (hammered) coin during his reign 1485–1509.

The Obverse shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.

Image credit: The Royal Mint


Mintage: 700 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
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Elizabeth II (1952-Present)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
General Description: Five Pound Coins
As Crowns were redenominated from 25p (five shillings) to £5 in 1990, this category contains the newer 'decimal crowns'. We call them five pound coins because there are quite a number of these and the Royal Mint doesn't always refer to them as Crowns, although they seem to have the same weight and general dimensions. For the older, traditional coins see our Crowns category.

The Royal Mint issue many £5 coins both individually and as a series. They are all commemorative and are usually available as BU and silver, often gold and sometimes with other series variants like 1oz, 5oz, 10oz, etc. There are always plenty on ebay.
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
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BOXED 2022 BRITISH MONARCHS KING HENRY VII ONE OUNCE SILVER PROOF £2 WITH CERT.
BOXED 2022 BRITISH MONARCHS KING HENRY VII ONE OUNCE SILVER PROOF £2 WITH CERT.
£ 185.00
British Monarchs King Henry VII 2022 UK 2oz Gold Proof Coin Certificate #001
British Monarchs King Henry VII 2022 UK 2oz Gold Proof Coin Certificate #001
£ 7,995.00
2022 1oz Silver British Monarchs King Henry VII Proof coin
2022 1oz Silver British Monarchs King Henry VII Proof coin
£ 275.00
2022 Royal Mint British Monarchs King Henry VII UK 2oz Silver Proof £5 Coin
2022 Royal Mint British Monarchs King Henry VII UK 2oz Silver Proof £5 Coin
£ 694.95
Royal Mint British Monarchs King Henry VII 2022 UK 1 Oz Gold Proof Coin COA 033
Royal Mint British Monarchs King Henry VII 2022 UK 1 Oz Gold Proof Coin COA 033
£ 2,650.00
British Monarchs King Henry VII 2022 UK 2oz Silver Proof Coin - 1st in Series
British Monarchs King Henry VII 2022 UK 2oz Silver Proof Coin - 1st in Series
£ 225.00
British Monarchs King Henry VII 2022 2oz Silver Proof NGC PF70 UC
British Monarchs King Henry VII 2022 2oz Silver Proof NGC PF70 UC
£ 490.84
British Monarchs King Henry VII 2022 UK 1oz Gold Proof Coin
British Monarchs King Henry VII 2022 UK 1oz Gold Proof Coin
£ 2,470.71

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