In 1847, Queen Victoria commissioned engraver William Wyon to produce a new crown in honor of her 10-year anniversary as Queen of England. With the help of Scottish artist William Dyce, Wyon crafted what is now known as The Gothic Crown. It’s one of the most remarkable specimens ever made, which is why The East India Company has chosen it as the subject of its latest release in The Masterpiece Collection. Right now, 2022 1 Kilo Proof Silver St. Helena Gothic Crown Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Arrives in a presentation box and includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Third issue in the Masterpiece Collection!
- Limited mintage of just 50 silver coins!
- Informative booklet included.
- Contains One Kilo, or 32.15 Troy oz, of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of 5 Pounds backed by St. Helena.
- The obverse field depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse side of the coin is a depiction of the Gothic Crown.
- Proof specimen.
Many see the Gothic Crown as the crowning achievement of famed engraver William Wyon. After completing the initial Young Head portrait of Queen Victoria in 1838, Her Majesty once again called on Wyon to help design a new silver crown in honor of her tenth year as Queen. Wyon accepted the task but did not work alone. While he developed a variation of his original portrait, he enlisted the help of Scottish artist William Dyce to design the reverse of the coin. Dyce, inspired by the neo-Gothic movement, created an indelible image that Wyon then used to complement his new portrait of Victoria. The result is what many consider to be one of the finest coins ever minted.
Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of 2022 Proof Silver St. Helena Gothic Crown Coins. This Fifth-Generation portrait was designed by Jody Clark in 2015 and depicts Her Majesty wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown. The edges include the words Elizabeth II, D G Regina, F D, St. Helena, Five Pounds.
The Gothic Crown design is shown on the reverse of 2022 1 Kilo St. Helena Gothic Crown Coins. This recreation of William Dyce’s legendary work shows four shields in the shape of a cross with the Order of the Garter Arms in the center. Four flowers—the rose, thistle, daffodil, and shamrock—are shown in the background to represent the emblems of the four nations in the United Kingdom. Along the edges of the coin are Latin lettering inscriptions.
All 2022 1 Kilo Proof Silver St. Helena Gothic Crown Coins are delivered housed inside beautiful luxury display boxes. Also included with each purchase is an information booklet and a Certificate of Authenticity from the mint.
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