The East India Company and the Issuing Authority of St. Helena have partnered for years on a series of gold and silver bullion coins with depictions of Una and the Lion. Based on the historic British gold coin and its Una-and-the-Lion design, this new series offers various interpretations of the historic. Right now, 2022 1 oz Proof Silver St. Helena Una and the Lion Coins are available to purchase online from Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside a presentation box from the East India Company!
- Modern vision of the Una-and-the-Lion design!
- Mintage limited to 1,500 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of One Pound backed by St. Helena.
- The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is a new image of Una and the Lion.
- Proof specimens.
Each of the 2022 1 oz Proof Silver St. Helena Una and the Lion Coins comes with individual packaging. The coins are held within white presentation boxes that have the East India Company logo within the interior lid of the box.
The Una and the Lion Series from the East India Company and the Issuing Authority of St. Helena builds on the history of a 5 Pound gold coin from the Royal Mint. Issued in 1839, this coin offered a groundbreaking interpretation of Queen Victoria and marked the first-ever monarch depiction with a twist on a fictional character. The design was issued in 1839 to mark the first anniversary of Queen Victoria’s coronation and was designed by William Wyon.
The obverse side of 2022 Proof Silver St. Helena Una and the Lion Coins features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is the great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria and is England’s longest-reigning monarch, having surpassed her great-grandmother for the title. This portrait shows the Queen at the age of 89 wearing the George IV State Diadem. This visual was created in 2015 for the Royal Mint by Jody Clark.
On the reverse face of 2022 1 oz Proof Silver Una and the Lion Coins is a depiction of the titular characters from The Faerie Queene. This year’s design from Glyn Davies shows Una seated on the left with a staff in her hand as the noble lion is seated to the right looking back at her.
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