The island of St. Helena and the historic East India Company are inextricably linked to one another as a result of hundreds of years of shared history. The once uninhabited island became a strategic location controlled by the historic East India Company for nearly two centuries. With the rebirth of the East India Company in 2010, the release of new East India Company coinage backed by the Issuing Authority of St. Helena revived a centuries old partnership. Now, 2022 10 oz St. Helena Rectangular Silver East India Company Coins are available to you for purchase online at JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive in individually sealed plastic, boxes of 10, or Master Boxes of 50!
- 2nd year of issue for the 10 oz Rectangular Silver EIC Coin!
- Contains 10 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 10 Pounds by St. Helena.
- The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is an East India Company ship.
Founded in 1601, the East India Company was established with a Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth I. Around this same time, the Queen gave the East India Company permission to issue its own coinage, most of which was made to facilitate the company’s growing international trade in the East Indies.
In 1657, Oliver Cromwell issued the East India Company a charter to govern and fortify the island of St. Helena off the west coast of Africa. First sighted and explored by the Portuguese a century earlier, St. Helena had abundant fresh water and trees. The EIC would eventually settle the island as an important refueling base for its ships moving between the British Isles and the East Indies.
The obverse of the 2022 10 oz St. Helena Rectangular Silver East India Company Coin features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s portrait is set in a porthole frame and offers a right-profile relief of the Queen with the George IV State Diadem.
On the reverse side of 2022 St. Helena Rectangular Silver East India Company Coins is a depiction of a sailing ship from the East India Company. For more than 200 years, EIC ships relied on the safe harbor and supplies of St. Helena to make the trip between Britain and its ports in the East Indies.
These 2022 10 oz St. Helena Rectangular Silver East India Company Coins are available to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. With the visual style and beauty of a silver bar, and the legal tender status of a silver coin, these pieces are truly unique. Each silver coin is individually sealed in plastic, with multiples available in boxes of 10 bars or a Master Box of 50 bars that holds five smaller boxes inside.
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