The Una and the Lion Series continues an English legacy that dates back to the 16th century. The latest release in the collection features a fresh design from Glyn Davies inspired by the Art Nouveau style. These coins also showcase the collection’s inaugural portrait of His Majesty King Charles III. Now, 2023 1 oz Proof St. Helena Gold Una and the Lion Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Available in a presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- All-new design in the Una and the Lion Series!
- Limited mintage of only 200 gold coins!
- Proof visuals.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- The face value of 5 Pounds is fully backed by St. Helena.
- An effigy of King Charles III is shown on the obverse.
- Una and the lion are presented in the reverse design.
- Artwork by Glyn Davies.
The Una and the Lion legacy can be traced back to 1590, when books 1-3 of The Faerie Queene were published. In book one, readers were introduced to the princess Una and her beloved lion. The tradition then continued in 1839, when coin engraver William Wyon produced his Una and the Lion gold coin. The design featured Queen Victoria as a stand-in for Una. Meanwhile, the lion served as a metaphor for the British Empire.
Now, the story continues with the East India Company’s Una and the Lion Series, made in partnership with St. Helena. When you purchase 2023 1 oz Gold Una and the Lion Coins, they will arrive in special presentation packaging. This includes an elegant display box, plus a Certificate of Authenticity from the mint.
For the obverse of 2023 1 oz Proof Gold Una and the Lion Coins, you will find a portrait of King Charles III. This effigy was designed by Glyn Davies and features His Majesty in left-profile relief. Inscriptions of the King’s Royal Title along with the coin’s denomination are shown along the rim.
For the reverse of 2023 1 oz Proof St. Helena Coins Una and the lion are featured. Here, Una appears in a crouching position on the left as she holds a spear. The lion, dignified and regal, sits opposite her. Decorative vines add flair and style to the design while the sun shines in the distance.
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