William Wyon was an engraver for the Royal Mint from 1828 to 1851. During that time, he created some of the most indelible designs in the mint’s history. One of his most famous works is known as the Gothic Crown. His portrait of Queen Victoria was a departure from his 1838 Young Head portrait and was immediately acclaimed upon its release in 1847. Right now, 2021 2 oz Proof British Gold Gothic Crown Portrait Coins are available to purchase from JM Bullion.
- Available to you in a display case with an information booklet!
- 3rd release in the Great Engravers collection!
- Limited mintage of only 350 gold pieces worldwide!
- Certificate of Authenticity included.
- Proof specimen.
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- The face value of 200 Pounds sterling (GBP) is fully backed by the British government.
- A Queen Elizabeth II effigy is depicted in the obverse design.
- A replication of Wyon’s Queen Victoria portrait features on the reverse.
These 2021 2 oz Proof British Gothic Crown Portrait Coins can be purchased at the click of a mouse and delivered right to your door. Each coin has been carefully packaged inside a beautiful display case with an information booklet and Certificate of Authenticity included. With an extremely limited mintage of 350 coins, you won’t want to wait long to add this remarkable historical specimen to your collection.
Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse of 2021 2 oz Proof British Gold Gothic Crown Portrait Coins. This is the fifth overall portrait of Her Majesty designed for coinage. It was created in 2015 by Jody Clark of the Royal Mint. Inscriptions along the edge read 200 Pounds, 2021, Elizabeth II, D G, REG, F D.
Wyon’s 1847 Queen Victoria portrait is shown on the reverse of the 2021 Proof British Gold Gothic Crown Portrait Coin. This replica design shows Victoria in left-profile relief wearing the St. Edward’s Crown. We also see the top of her dress, which includes roses, thistles, shamrocks, and daffodils. Along the rim are Latinate inscriptions.
William Wyon’s professional relationship with Queen Victoria began in 1834, when she sat for a portrait. Later when she became Queen, one of Wyon’s portraits was used on the first coin issued during her reign. Known as the Young Head portrait, this design is famous for its simple, neo-classical style. In 1846, Wyon worked with Queen Victoria yet again for a new portrait. This time, Wyon departed from the neo-classical design elements of the Young Head and instead employed an ornate, Gothic style. The resulting work is known as the Gothic Crown, which was released in 1847 to much acclaim.
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