An new annual series that launched earlier this year, Scottsdale Mints ‘The Royal Arms of England’ is to be a look at the heraldic history of the worlds most popular monarchy. More traditional in design than the Royal Mint series ‘Queen’s Beasts’, it’s a great looking coin, particularly this first one that resonates with the English, as the three-lions design is used by the national football team.
There’s already a selection of proof one-ounce gold and one-ounce silver versions, each of which is available with a selection of colour highlighting, but now Scottsdale have issued the more populous, cleanly-struck bullion coins. Three formats are available – two in gold and one in silver. Weighing in at 6.22 grams (1/5th ounce), the small gold version is a nice touch and is supplied encapsulated. As well as the toddler, one-ounce coins in silver and gold are also up for grabs. The design on all three remains identical, with the obvious exception of the denomination and composition inscriptions. These are also encapsulated and can be bought singly, or on a themed skin board with five coins on it. The silver coin has a mintage of 50,000 and the gold 5,000. Available to order now.
REVERSE: features the Plantagenet King Richard the Lionheart’s Royal Arms of England design – three lions passant guardant. Additional design details include a vine surrounding King Richard the Lionheart’s original design, as well as the inclusion of multiple Tudor Roses.
OBVERSE: features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Raphael Maklouf.