New coins with portrait remastering Henry VIII were presented by Art Royal Mint.

These coins became the fifth coin in the Mint’s collection of British monarchs and the second in the collection to feature a monarch from the House of Tudor.

Henry VIII ruled from 1509 to 1547 and, according to the mint, was nicknamed “old Mednanos”.

In his era, coinage was debased when a coin combined the content of a precious metal with a more common metal such as copper.

Coins will be struck with increasing amounts of copper with a thin layer of silver applied.

But the layers wore off over time, especially around the nose Henry VIII Front-facing portrait, Mint reports.

The mint added that the debasement of the mintage affected the quality of the coins Henry VIII portrait, making it one of the most difficult to reproduce in the collection of original portraits.

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The remastering of the coins saw the Mint’s design team combine craftsmanship with innovative technology, including the use of scanners to examine the original coin.

The design team regularly communicated with Royal Mint Museum in order to Art Henry VIII The design of the coin has been faithfully reworked, with the addition of a modern version of the original coin.

The Royal Mint has issued coins with remastered portraits of Henry VIII

Remastering Henry VIII The design of the coin represents what it would have looked like after the coin was minted before it lost its clarity, the mint said.

Rebecca Morgan, director of collection services at Royal Mint said: “Despite the complexity caused by the quality of the original portrait of Henry VIII, the image has been faithfully recreated in minute detail using the most modern technology and numismatic processes.

“We are pleased to add Henry VIII as the fifth addition to the popular collection of British monarchs.’

Chris Barker, Information and Research Manager at the Royal Mint Museum, said: “Due to devaluation, good examples of coins from this period of Henry VIII’s reign are rare, meaning that the reverse and obverse images have worn away. away in time.

“The coin used to restore the king’s portrait was a teston, one of the coins that suffered the devaluation.”

The Royal Mint The British Monarchs series covers the four royal houses – the Tudors, the Stuarts, the Hanoverians and the Windsors, remastering the designs in high definition.

Prices for a Henry VIII coin range from £99.50 for a £2 silver coin to £12,500 for a £500 gold coin.

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