The Royal Mint – The Royal Arms 2022 1oz Gold Bullion Coin
This will be the final year of Royal Arms bearing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II struck by The Royal Mint.
The effigy of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse in a design by Jody Clark in 2015. The face value of “100 pounds” and Her Royal Majesty’s name are displayed around the circumference.
The collectors around the world assumed the effigy bearing on the coin will be changed to King Charles III in 2023 version. The last version of the Royal Arms bearing the Queen’s effigy will be one of the important collections for coins collectors worldwide.
The reverse side of the 2022 1 oz Silver Royal Arms Coin features the modern Royal Arms of England, designed by celebrated artist Timothy Noad. The design represents the United Kingdom in its entirety.
The Royal Arms can be seen on some historic buildings, UK passport and many different official documents.
Uniting the Perth Mint’s 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal with a 1929P Gold Sovereign set, this prestigious pair forms a unique remembrance of the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of Western Australia in 1929, perfect for the avid collector.
• 1929 Centenary Medal in Very Fine- Extremely Fine condition
• 1929 Gold Sovereign in Extremely Fine – about Uncirculated condition
• Commemorative set
• Prestigious timber case
• Mintage: 50
Includes: The 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal / The King George V 1929P Gold Sovereign
Year Date: 1929 / 1929
Metal Content (Troy oz): 32g Copper / 0.235
Fineness (% purity)/ Grade: Very Fine- Extremely Fine / 91.67
Maximum Diameter (mm): 39mm / 22.05
Founded in 1829
Although Europeans had contact with the west coast of the ‘Great Southern Land’ from the 17th century, European settlement did not take place until the 19th century. Indeed, it was not until May of 1829 that Britain’s Swan River Colony – renamed Western Australia in 1832 – was formally established. Celebrations were held for the centenary of Western Australia in 1929 and included the issue of the 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal.
The 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal
An iconic element Australian numismatics, the 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal was struck at the Perth Mint. The obverse carries the portrait of George V by Australian artist Sir Bertram Mackennal – so well known from its employment upon Australian coinage from 1911 to 1936. The reverse carries George Kruger Gray’s distinctive, vigorous portrayal of a Black Swan, one of Western Australia’s most powerful symbols. Spanning an imposing 38mm, the 1929 Western Australia Centenary Medal is presented in Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
The King George V 1929P Gold Sovereign
The perfect partner for the Perth Mint’s 1929 WA Centenary Medal, this impressive set also comprises the Mint’s 1929P Sovereign – struck in the centenary year of Western Australia! The first of a 3-year-only type, the 1929P was the first to carry the Modified Portrait of George V and revised St George & the Dragon motif. Scarce in better grade, with so many coins lost or melted for the gold, this is your chance to secure the 1929P Gold Sovereign in Extremely Fine to about Uncirculated condition.
The Royal Mint, the official maker of UK coins, has confirmed that coins featuring the portrait of His Majesty King Charles III will enter circulation.
There are approximately 27 billion coins currently circulating in the UK bearing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
“Queen Elizabeth II ruled with heart and devotion, and will be dearly missed by millions of people around the world.
The King’s portrait will first appear on a £5 coin and 50p commemorating the life and legacy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The 50p will enter circulation to mark the historic moment, and coins featuring His Majesty and Queen Elizabeth II will co-circulate in the UK.
The King’s effigy has been created by renowned British sculptor Martin Jennings, and has been personally approved by His Majesty. In keeping with tradition, The King’s portrait faces to the left, the opposite direction to Queen Elizabeth II. The Latin inscription surrounding the effigy reads “• CHARLES III • D • G • REX • F • D • 5 POUNDS • 2022” which equates to ‘Charles III, by the Grace of God, King, Defender of the Faith’. The effigy will start to appear on circulating and commemorative coins produced by The Royal Mint over the coming months.