The East India Company’s Masterpiece Collection celebrates some of the most iconic coin designs in British history with some of the most extraordinary pure silver collectibles on the market. The latest entry in the collection is focused on the work of William Wyon, who created some of the Victorian era’s most famous coin designs: among them the 1838 “Young Head” portrait of Victoria that graced coins during her reign for almost five decades, and 1839’s “Una and the Lion” coin based on a poem by Edmund Spenser. For the 10th anniversary of Victoria’s coronation in 1847, he created the famous “Gothic Crown” effigy, celebrated now by the 2022 1 Kilo Proof St. Helena Silver Gothic Crown Portrait Coin available from JM Bullion.
- Ships in a luxury display case with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Issued in 2022, part of the Masterpiece Collection!
- Exclusive limited mintage of just 50 coins!
- Contains 1 Kilo (32.15 Troy oz) of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of £5 Pound backed by the government of St. Helena.
- Obverse side features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse side features William Wyon’s Gothic Crown effigy of Queen Victoria.
The “Gothic Crown” coin design was a departure from William Wyon’s customary Neoclassical style, taking on the influence of a then-fashionable Neo-Gothic artistic movement; the Scottish artist William Dyce adopted a similar style for the coin’s reverse side design. The East India Company has remastered the Gothic Victoria effigy faithfully for the latest entry in its Masterpiece Collection, working carefully to reproduce every detail with a combination of expert hand craftsmanship and modern minting technology.
The 2022 Proof St. Helena Silver Gothic Crown Portrait Coin contains just over 32 Troy ounces of pure silver and features the brilliant mirrored backgrounds of a proof finish, making it an extraordinary opportunity for collectors and investors. It ships in a luxury display case — each shipment is fully insured by JM Bullion — and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. With only fifty pieces in this exclusive limited mintage, ordering early is recommended.
The famous artist Jody Clark’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is featured on the obverse side, a profile portrait unveiled in 2015 and only the fifth image of its kind to appear on Commonwealth coinage since the Queen’s accession in 1952. It is surrounded by the inscriptions “ELIZABETH II,” “D.G. REGINA F.D.,” “ST. HELENA,” “5 POUNDS,” and “2022.”
William Wyon’s Gothic Crown effigy of Queen Victoria appears on the reverse side, accompanied by the inscriptions of the monarch’s legend: “VICTORIA DEI GRATIA” and “BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF.”
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