The first official Royal Arms of England dates back more than 800 years to the reign of the second Plantagenet King of England. King Richard I, better known as Richard the Lionheart, reigned for a decade at the close of the 12th century and is responsible for the adoption of the first official Royal Arms of the kingdom.
- Arrives in a protective plastic flip, a mint tube of 25 coins, or a Monster Box of 500 coins!
- 2nd issue of the 1 oz British Silver Royal Arms coin!
- Impressive vision of the Royal Arms of England!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of 2 Pound sterling (GBP) backed by the government of Britain.
- Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse.
- The Lion of England and Unicorn of Scotland supporting the modern Royal Arms of England.
- Designed by Timothy Noad.
Each 2020 1 oz British Silver Royal Arms Coin available to you here today comes with an individual protective plastic flip for purchases of single coins. If you purchase multiples, you will find them offered in mint tubes of 25 coins or Monster Boxes of 500 coins containing a total of 20 tubes. All coins are available as Brilliant Uncirculated specimens.
Prior to the rule of King Richard I, his father King Henry II and other previous Anglo-Saxon and Danish kings used lions in the heraldry. This included the various Anglo-Saxon and Danish kingdoms, as well as the eventual unified English kingdom as established by Alfred the Great. However, Richard I is credited with adopting the Three Lions design that is now recognized globally as a central piece of the Royal Arms of the English monarch.
Queen Elizabeth II is featured on the obverse of all 2020 1 oz British Silver Royal Arms Coins. This right-profile bust of the Queen was developed in 2015 by Jody Clark, the youngest artist ever to create a monarchs bust for the Royal Mint of England. In this design, Her Majesty wears the George IV State Diadem Crown.
Timothy Noad designed the modern depiction of the Royal Arms of England featured on the reverse of these 2020 1 oz British Silver Royal Arms Coin. The Crowned Lion of England supports the shield to the left, while the Unicorn of Scotland supports it on the right. The quartered shield is crowned and features within its quadrants the Three Lions of England in the first and fourth positions, with the Lion of Scotland in the second position and the Harp of Ireland in the third position.