King John reigned between 1199 and 1216. Heavy taxation, disputes with the Church and unsuccessful attempts to recover his French possessions made him unpopular. Many of his barons rebelled, and in June 1215 they forced King John to sign the Magna Carta at Runnymede, a peace treaty accepting their reforms. Still unhappy, the barons offered the throne to Louis of France and in the midst of invasion John died.
The reproduction King John penny is held in a clear plastic blister and is supplied in full colour pamphlet style packaging, complete with images and historical information on the coin, Richard I and King John.