The new Royal Arms of England series from the Scottsdale Mint is issued for the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. Situated at the tip of the Iberian Peninsula and European continent, this tiny outcrop of rocky land has been in British control since 1704. Right now, 2018 1 oz British Silver Royal Arms of England Gibraltar Reverse Proof Coins in red are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of plastic capsules, black-felt cases, and a themed shipper with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- First availability release of the Royal Arms of England Gibraltar coins!
- Mintage limited to 500 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of £1 (GBP) backed by the government of Gibraltar.
- On the obverse of the coin is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse of the coin bears the Royal Arms of England from Richard I.
- Red colorization on reverse.
- Reverse proof coins!
Each 2018 1 oz British Silver Royal Arms of England Gibraltar Reverse Proof Coin in this listing comes to you with a reverse proof finish. Coins with this finish have strong, frosted background fields with deeply-mirrored, clear design elements overlaying that field. The reverse proof British Royal Arms of England Gibraltar silver coins are colorized in one of five colors. These coins have a red finish on the Three Lions in the Royal Arms design.
Gibraltar was taken by Anglo-Dutch forces in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession. It was formally ceded to the United Kingdom in 1713 in the Treaty of Utrecht and remains in British control today. Residents of the small parcel of land have repeatedly voted against a return to Spanish control in various referendums.
On the reverse of 2018 1 oz British Silver Royal Arms of England Gibraltar Reverse Proof Coins is the image of the Three Lions shield known as the Royal Arms of England. This design was the first adopted as the official Royal Arms of England and was designed during the 10-year reign of King Richard I.
Previous designs had used only one or two lions. Richard the Lionheart, as he was known for his numerous battlefield victories, adopted a shield with Three Lions in a passant guardant pose. The Royal Arms of Richard I’s design were used by Plantagenet kings from 1189 until 1369 with no change.
The obverse of 2018 British Silver Royal Arms of England Gibraltar Reverse Proof Coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is captured in a third-generation portrait from Raphael Maklouf used on British coinage from 1984 to 1997.
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