The East India Company’s “Queen’s Virtues” series celebrates the allegorical personifications of six virtues attributed to the English monarch, using their portrayal on the Victoria Monument outside Buckingham Palace as a source of inspiration. Queen Victoria was the first monarch to be explicitly identified with these virtues: Justice, Truth, and Charity form her monument’s base, with the allegorical figures of Courage and Constancy above them. At the apex stands the Winged Angel of Victory, the subject of the first coin in this magnificent series, the 2021 1 oz Proof St. Helena Silver Queen’s Virtues Victory Coin.
- Ships in a high-quality coin case with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Issued in 2021, the first coin in the Queen’s Virtues series!
- Limited mintage of 750 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of 1£ backed by the government of St. Helena.
- The obverse side features a recent effigy of Queen Elizabeth II designed by engraver Jody Clark.
- The reverse side features the Winged Angel of Victory, decorated with gold plating.
Victory in ancient Roman religion was the counterpart of the Greek goddess Nike, the personification of victory. Whereas the Greek version represented victory in competitions of all kinds such as chariot races, Victoria represented a triumph over death and victory in battle. As celebrated on the monument of her namesake English Queen, Victory also represents the celebration of peace’s return: for the Queen is the Sovereign Head of the Armed Forces and still possesses the right to declare war or an end to a conflict. This remains one of the Queen’s signal “virtues” down to the present day and the reign of Elizabeth II.
The 2021 Proof St. Helena Silver Queen’s Virtues Victory Coin is a gorgeous collectible featuring exquisite engravings, gold-plated decorative touches, and the brilliant mirrored backgrounds of a proof-quality coin. It comes in a secure, high-quality coin case with a Certificate of Authenticity, and each shipment is fully insured against damage or misplacement en route by the team at JM Bullion.
The coin’s obverse side fears the newest official effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by engraver Jody Clark and first used in 2016. The regal profile portrait is accompanied by the inscriptions “QUEEN ELIZABETH II,” “ST. HELENA,” “ONE POUND,” and “2021.”
A high-relief engraving of Winged Victory dominates the coin’s reverse side, brilliantly gilded and carrying a victor’s palm. She’s surrounded by the inscriptions “VICTORIA,” “CONCORDIA” and “CRESCIT,” meaning “Victory Through Harmony.”
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