A monarch's initials or symbol.
royal_cypher is for tagging the monarch's initials or symbol, which may be displayed on an object.
A royal cypher is often used in the UK and other (former) Commonwealth countries. It is particularly common on post boxes (see amenity=post_box), and is sometimes seen on post offices, telephone exchanges and government buildings. The royal cypher usually gives an indication of when the postbox or building was built.
Values for UK and Commonwealth monarchs
|VR||Victoria (1837 to 1901)|
|EVIIR||Edward VII (1901 to 1910)|
|GR||George V (1910 to 1936)|
|EVIIIR|| Edward VIII (1936)
Very few EVIIIR postboxes exist.
|GVIR||George VI (1936 to 1952)|
|EIIR|| Elizabeth II (1952 to present).
Note: usually not used on postboxes in Scotland, instead they have an image of the crown of Scotland.
|no||(default) no royal cypher visible on the object|