The first coin in the Modern Masters Series has arrived and features a remarkable depiction of St. George slaying the dragon! This collection will feature three designs overall by master coin artists from around the world. Each will offer a different take on Pistrucci’s iconic St. George design that originally appeared on the 1817 British Sovereign. Today, 2022 1 oz Ascension Island Silver Modern Masters St. George & the Dragon Coins can be purchased online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you in a protective plastic capsule!
- 1st coin in the Modern Masters Series!
- Limited mintage of only 15,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- The face value of 2 Pounds is fully backed by Ascension Island.
- A Queen Elizabeth II effigy is depicted on the obverse.
- George slaying the dragon features in the reverse design.
The Modern Masters Series gives three of today’s most acclaimed coin artists the chance to recreate Benedetto Pistrucci’s acclaimed 1817 St. George and the Dragon gold sovereign design. The collection is a celebration of that 1817 numismatic masterpiece and its legacy that lives on to this day. Former Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark has been tasked with the first recreation. His will be followed by designs by South Africa’s Natanya Van Niekerk of and America’s John Mercanti.
Each 2022 1 oz Ascension Island Modern Masters St. George & the Dragon Coin was struck at The Commonwealth Mint and will arrive to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. As such, only minor wear and tear may be present on their surfaces. These coins are considered legal tender on Ascension Island, a small British Overseas Territory between South America and Africa. Upon arrival, you will find your coin housed within a protective capsule.
The obverse of 2022 Ascension Island Silver Modern Masters St. George & the Dragon Coins features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. In this 2015 effigy from Jody Clark, we see Her Late Majesty in right-profile relief wearing the George IV State Diadem. Along the rim, there are inscriptions reading Elizabeth II, Ascension Island, Two Pounds.
On the reverse side of 2022 1 oz Silver Modern Masters St. George & the Dragon Coins, there is a depiction of St. George slaying the dragon. In this action-packed design by Jody Clark, we see George on the left side upon his horse and holding a spear. The dragon is on the right and extends its claws as it prepares to meet its enemy. The design is accompanied by an elegant border pattern, Clark’s initials, and the year 2022.
If you have any additional questions about these 1 oz silver coins, please reach out to our customer service team at JM Bullion. We are available via email, online live chat, or by phone at 800-276-6508.