2022 British Monarchs King James I – Five Pounds 2oz Silver Proof


The 2022 British Monarchs King James I – Five Pounds 2oz Silver Proof

This was the second coin to be released in the Royal Mint's British Monarchs Collection and was released March 2022. It features King James I, who was also known as James VI of Scotland and can be described as the First King of Great Britain. This coin is the 2oz Silver Proof, denominated as five pounds.

James I ruled 1603-1625, following Elizabeth I. James was born on 19 June 1566 at Edinburgh Castle, the son of Mary, Queen of Scots, and Henry Stuart (Lord Darnley) in the House of Stuart. He was James VI of Scotland and James I of England but combined the thrones from his Coronation on 24 March 1603.

Despite a few problems (such as the Gunpowder Plot in 1605), James left a legacy of a fairly peaceful, low taxation reign. He died from natural causes on 27 March 1625, aged 58. James was Father of Charles I.

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 edge is milled.

The Reverse of the coin shows a portrait of King James I 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.

Diameter 40mm, weighs 2 ounce (62.86g). 999 Fine Silver.

Image credit: The Royal Mint


Mintage: 706 (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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