Queen Victoria was the first monarch to be explicitly identified with six specific virtues represented by their personifications on her funerary monument. Victory stands at the apex, with Courage and Constancy flanking her below, but it’s Justice, Truth, and Charity who form the base. Justice is the Virtue celebrated by the latest issue in a magnificent series from the East India Company, the fourth of the virtues to be celebrated by a precious EIC coin collectible. Carrying a sword and with a child at her side, Justice features on the 2022 1 oz Proof St. Helena Silver Queen’s Virtues Justice Coin.
- Ships in a high-quality coin case with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Issued in 2022, the fourth 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 an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II designed by engraver Jody Clark.
- The reverse side features Lady Justice accompanied by a child, decorated with gold plating.
Lady Justice is an allegorical representation of the moral force the concept is meant to be provided by the legal systems of many different countries, Britain among them. Her image derives from an old Roman personification of Justice called Iustitia or Justitia. She is depicted on Queen Victoria’s monument without two of the common symbols she’s associated with — such as the blindfold and scales — but she does bear her iconic sword and wears her toga. Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome, introduced this allegorical or symbolic deity, and she has been interwoven with the motif of monarchic power in Europe ever since.
The 2022 Proof St. Helena Silver Queen’s Virtues Justice Coin is a magnificent collectible featuring gorgeous engravings, gold-plated decorative touches, and the brilliant mirrored backgrounds of a true proof-quality coin. It comes in a high-quality coin case with a Certificate of Authenticity, and each shipment is fully insured against loss or damage.
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 “2022.”
A high-relief engraving of Lady Justice dominates the coin’s reverse side, gilded and carrying a sword. She’s accompanied by a child in the foreground and by the rim inscription “FIAT JUSTITIA,” “Let Justice Be Done.”
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