The silver and gold coins for sale from the Issuing Authority of St. Helena and the East India Company continue to grow in variety each year. One of its leading programs is the Una and the Lion Series, a collection with silver and gold options that offers new twists each year on the vision of Una and the Lion from The Faerie Queene. Right now, 2022 1/2 oz Gram Proof Gold St. Helena Una and the Lion Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in plastic capsules and an East India Company presentation box!
- Smallest weight in the Gold Una and the Lion Series!
- Mintage limited to 1,000 coins only!
- Consists of One-Half Gram, or .01607 Troy ounces, of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of Two Pounds backed by the government of St. Helena.
- The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse side is a vision of Una and the Lion.
- Proof visuals.
Each 2022 1/2 Gram Proof Gold St. Helena Una and the Lion Coin listed here comes with individual packaging courtesy of the mint. The coins are housed in a plastic capsule and set within a presentation box that features the branding of the East India Company. Each coin has frosted design elements that contrast with mirrored background fields.
The concept of Una and the Lion as a coin design originated more than 240 years after the epic poem The Faerie Queene was published in England. The poems were published in a six-book collection in 1596, while William Wyon’s effigy of Queen Victoria as Una in the famous story was struck on a 5 Pound gold coin in Britain in 1839. The release of this coin marked the first anniversary of Queen Victoria’s official coronation as Queen of England.
The obverse of 2022 Proof Gold St. Helena Una and the Lion Coins features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is shown here in right-profile relief at the age of 89. This depiction of the Queen was designed in 2015 by Jody Clark and includes the George IV State Diadem Crown on her head.
On the reverse face of the 2022 1/2 Gram Proof Gold Una and the Lion Coin is a depiction of Una and the Lion. This latest design in the series comes from Glyn Davies and features only on the 2022-dated coins in the collection. It shows Una seated on the left as she gazes to the right toward the noble lion. On the right, the lion is seated at Una’s side and is looking toward her.
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