The tail of Una and the Lion was written by a British author in the late-16th century and has played a prominent role in both British culture and coinage in the centuries since. The Fairie Queene was published in 1590 with its first imagery on a British coin coming in 1839 during the reign of Queen Victoria. Now, 2020 1 oz Silver St. Helena Una and the Lion Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you individual plastic flips, tubes of 18 coins, or boxes of 450 coins!
- Incredible new Una and the Lion coin design!
- Mintage limited to 5,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of One Pound sterling by St. Helena.
- The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is a new Una and the Lion image.
Edmund Spencer was the author behind the Fairie Queene. His story has become a symbol of beauty, strength, honor, and endurance in the centuries following its publishing. In the story, Una is a beautiful princess who must face down a terrible dragon in order to get her family and kingdom back. While on her quest to free her family and kingdom, she faces battles, adventure, and romance on her journey.
Along the way, Una encounters a lion that confronts her. Rather than attack her, the lion becomes so enamored with her beauty that it abandons its plans and becomes her protector instead. In the penultimate moment, Una gets the help of a knight in slaying the dragon. That knight was the man who became known as St. George, the patron saint of England.
The obverse of the 2020 1 oz Silver St. Helena Una and the Lion Coins depicts Queen Elizabeth II. In this definitive fifth-generation design, Her Majesty is shown in right-profile relief at the age of 89 wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown. The design was created by Jody Clark in 2015.
On the reverse face of 2020 Silver St. Helena Una and the Lion Coin is an all-new image of Una and the Lion. The image depicts the female personification Una with a spear in her left hand as she rests her left hand on the large mane of a powerful lion.
These 2020 1 oz Silver St. Helena Una and the Lion Coins are available to purchase individually or in multiples. The coins are housed as singles in protective flips, as multiples of 18 in tubes, or as multiples of 450 coins in boxes. The box houses 25 individual tubes and all of the coins are available from the mint in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
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