Royal Mint continues British Monarchs series

The U.K.-based Royal Mint, one of the oldest continuously operating mints in the world, has struck coins for every British monarch for the last millennium.

Beginning in 2022, the Royal Mint celebrated its legacy with a series of coins honouring the royal houses of past centuries and their distinct numismatic portraiture. The U.S.-based Heritage Auctions, as an official distributor of the Royal Mint, is exclusively offering the one-ounce gold coins in this modern series, a full list and details of which can be found at

A multi-year project highlighting the coins of every ruler from the houses of the Tudors, Stuarts, Hanoverians plus Saxe-Coburg and Gotha & Windsor, the British Monarchs Collection will feature 21 different issues altogether.

The sixth and latest coin features an equestrian portrait of Charles I. The second son of Scottish king James VI, Charles became heir apparent to the rule of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1612.

“Charles’ reign worsened contention between the monarchy and parliament, likely due to his perceived Catholic sympathies and his insistence in his divine right to rule, and Charles was executed following his capture during the English Civil War,” according to a statement from Heritage. Now in its second year, the collection’s mintages “have been substantially reduced,” the firm added, “to less than half of what they were in prior years.”

The new Charles I issue has a mintage of 260 coins.

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