The new 2022 James I silver proof 1 oz coin is the second release in the Royal Mint's British Monarchs Collection.Also known as King James VI of Scotland, he was the first king to rule both England and Scotland simultaneously, making him the first ‘King of Great Britain’.
Each coin is struck in .999 fine silver and contains 1 ounce of the precious metal. The coins have a face value of £2.
Only 1,260 of these coins will be minted with just 1,250 issued in this limited edition presentation.
Click the link to view other releases in the British Monarchs Collection.
Please note these coins are one per household. All additional orders will be automatically refunded.
Born in 1566, James became King at 13 months old when his mother, Mary Queen of Scots was ousted by an alliance of protestant nobles. With his mother exiled and imprisoned in England, and his father Lord Darnley dead (allegedly killed on the orders of Mary), James was left in the care of the zealously protestant Scottish Kirk and nobility, which was determined to see that the infant king was moulded into their idea of what a king should be.
The most obvious legacy of his reign is the union of the two crowns of England and Scotland, simply by virtue of the fact that by birthright, he eventually inherited both crowns. In 1612, he commissioned a new Bible in English, now commonly known as the 'King James Bible', which continues to have an important influence on protestant Christianity throughout the English speaking world.
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|Monarch||House||Launch Date||Monarch||House||Launch Date|
|King Henry VII||Tudor||January 2022||King George IV||Hanoverian||August 2024|
|King James I||Stuart||March 2022||King George V||Saxe-Coburg-Gotha / Windsor||October 2024|
|King George I||Hanoverian||June 2022||Queen Mary I||Tudor||January 2025|
|King Edward VII||Saxe-Coburg-Gotha||September 2022||King William III and Queen Mary II||Stuart||March 2025|
|King Henry VIII||Tudor||January 2023||King William IV||Hanoverian||June 2025|
|King Charles I||Stuart||March 2023||King George VI||Windsor||September 2025|
|King Charles II||Stuart||June 2023||Queen Elizabeth I||Tudor||January 2026|
|King George II||Hanoverian||September 2023||Queen Anne||Stuart||March 2026|
|King Edward VI||Tudor||January 2024||Queen Victoria||Hanoverian||June 2026|
|King James II||Stuart||March 2024||Queen Elizabeth II||Windsor||September 2026|
|King George III||Hanoverian||June 2024|
The obverse features Jody Clark's portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The inscription reads:
2022 • ELIZABETH II • D • G • REG • F • D • 2 POUNDS
The reverse design shows a rightward facing portrait of a crowned King James I holding an orb and sceptre with the surrounding inscription:
IACOBVS • DG • MAG • BRIT • FRAN • ET • HIB • REX
|Weight / Size||1 Ounce|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||1|
|Fineness / Carat||0.999 Fine|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Royal Mint Engravers|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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