200 years ago, Napoleon Bonaparte died while in exile on the island of St. Helena. In the 1840s, his body was returned to France on the orders of King Louis Philippe and interred at Les Invalides, a complex of buildings in Paris that consist of museums and monuments capturing the military history of France. To mark the 200th anniversary of his death, a St. Helena silver coin is available with an Angel guarding his tombstone. Right now, 2021 1 oz Silver St. Helena Napoleon Angel Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside a protective flip, a tube of 20 coins, or a mint-sealed Master Box of 500 coins!
- First release of a Napoleon Angel coin design!
- Celebrates the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of One Pound backed by the government of St. Helena.
- The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is the depiction of an Angel near a headstone for Napoleon.
- Coins released by the East India Company for the island of St. Helena.
Each 2021 1 oz Silver St. Helena Napoleon Angel Coin is available to purchase through this listing individually or in bulk. These beautiful silver coins for sale come with protective flips for single coins up to a total of 19. Multiples of 20 come in plastic tubes. Multiples of 500 come in Master Boxes. The packaging within the Master Box consists of five tubes in a sleeve with five sleeves in total. All coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The East India Company is responsible for the production of these coins on behalf of St. Helena. Historically, the relationship between the island and the East India Company dates to 1658 when the EIC was granted a charter to govern the island and used it as a stopover for ships returning to the British Isles from the Indian Ocean.
For the better part of two decades, Napoleon Bonaparte dominated French society through his military conquests and his leadership as Emperor of France during the First French Empire. A gifted tactician, Napoleon quickly rose to fame and power in revolutionary-era France. He would lead France through a decade of military conquests against various coalitions of other European powers. He eventually took the French Empire to the doors of Russia, before meeting a fate so many other armies have encountered during Russian winters.
The obverse of 2021 Silver St. Helena Napoleon Angel Coins comes with an image of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. The depiction of the Queen is a right-profile portrait that includes Elizabeth II wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown. Designed by Raphael Maklouf, this image was created in 1984 and used on British coins through 1997.
On the reverse side of the 2021 1 oz Silver Napoleon Angel Coin is a depiction of a single angel standing guard at a headstone with an “N” inscribed in honor of Napoleon Bonaparte. After his death in 1821, Bonaparte was originally buried on the island of St. Helena. His body was returned to Paris in the 1840s and reinterred at Les Invalides. Napoleon’s tomb is the most notable at the site and consists of a tomb made from red quartzite resting on a base of green granite. The hall is surrounded by 12 angels made from white marble. There is an “EIC” mark on this face of the coin.
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