Richard I, known as the Lion-Heart, was a son of Henry II and ruled from 1189 to 1199. After Richard became King, he joined Philip II of France in a crusade to the Holy Land. Richard captured Acre (now called Akko) and later tried to retake Jerusalem, but failed.
In 1192, while Richard was on his journey home from the crusades, he was seized and imprisoned. He was released in 1194 after a huge ransom was paid.
Richard returned to England in 1194, but within a month he left for Normandy to fight a war against Philip II. In 1199, Richard was killed during the siege of a French castle, and his brother John became king.
The reproduction Richard I 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.