The British Monarchs Collection

How many coins are in The British Monarchs Collection?

Over five years The British Monarchs Collection will see 21 coins to resurrect British monarchs through coinage.

Henry VII coins

James I Coins

Which Royal Dynasties will be featured?

The British Monarchs Collection will feature kings and queens from four royal dynasties:

  • Tudor
  • Stuart
  • Hanoverian
  • Saxe-Coburg-Gotha/Windsor

How many coins will be released each year?

Each year will see the launch of four new coins.

Released sequentially over a five-year period, these coins will combine to form a sprawling timeline of British royal history over the last 500 years.

The British Monarchs Release Dates

Monarch House Launch Date
King Henry VII Tudor January 2022
King James I Stuart March 2022
King George I Hanoverian June 2022
King Edward VII Saxe-Coburg-Gotha September 2022
King Henry VIII Tudor January 2023
King Charles I Stuart March 2023
King Charles II Stuart June 2023
King George II Hanoverian September 2023
King Edward VI Tudor January 2024
King James II Stuart March 2024
King George III Hanoverian June 2024
King George IV Hanoverian August 2024
King George V Saxe-Coburg-Gotha/Windsor October 2024
Queen Mary I Tudor January 2025
King William III and Queen Mary II Stuart March 2025
King William IV Hanoverian June 2025
King George VI Windsor September 2025
Queen Elizabeth I Tudor January 2026
Queen Anne Stuart March 2026
Queen Victoria Hanoverian June 2026
Queen Elizabeth II Windsor September 2026

Who is in the collection?

Henry VII

The British Monarchs Collection Coins
The British Monarchs Collection Coins

The collection starts with the legendary founder of the Tudor dynasty, Henry VII

  • Henry VII (r. 1485–1509)
  • Henry VIII (r. 1509–47)
  • Edward VI (r. 1547–53)
  • Mary I (r. 1553–58)
  • Elizabeth I (r. 1558–1603)

are the patriarch’s four Tudor successors.

James I

Following the Henry VII coin, the second British Monarchs coin will see the collection step forth into the Jacobean period, as we celebrate the reign of the first Stuart king of England, James I (r. 1603–25).

The self-styled ‘King of Great Britain’ was the first king to rule Scotland alongside England, Wales, and Ireland simultaneously and is, therefore, a worthy subject matter for the second coin in this collection of revived coin designs. James I will be followed in the coming years by each of his fellow Stuart successors:

  • Charles I (r. (1625–49)
  • Charles II (r. 1660–85)
  • James II (r. 1685–88)
  • William III (r 1689–1702)
  • Mary II (r. 1689–94)
  • Queen Anne (r. 1702–14)

George I

The third coin in the series is dedicated to George I (r. 1714–27), who also served as ruler of the Duchy and Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

George I’s reign signalled the advent of the Hanoverian period in Britain and the king was succeeded by his namesakes

  • George II (r. 1727–60)
  • George III (r. 1760–1820)
  • George IV (r. 1820–30)
  • William IV (r. 1830–37)
  • Queen Victoria (r. 1837–1901)

brought the Hanoverian era to a close. The British Monarchs Collection celebrates each of these Hanoverian monarchs in turn over the course of the collection through the designs of their respective coins.

The final royal house in the collection is the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha which became the House of Windsor in 1917.

Edward VII

Beginning with Edward VII (r. 1901–10), this part of the collection will celebrate the crowned monarchs of the most recent and current dynasty, including George V (r. 1910–36) and George VI (r. 1936–52).

The collection will reach a fitting conclusion in 2026 with a coin dedicated to the longest-reigning monarch in British history – Her Majesty The Queen (r. 1952–present). See Jubilee Coins.

In addition to these individual coins, The Royal Mint will also be releasing a variety of sets combining new and historic coins. These limited-edition sets will feature British Monarchs coins alongside a genuine historical coin from the era of that respective monarch.

The British Monarch coins from The Royal Mint 2022 to 2026

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