2022 Saint Helena Aesop Fables – Tortoise and the Hare 8 g Silver Colorized Proof 50p Coin GEM Proof


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Why Buy This GEM 2022 Saint Helena Aesop Fables Tortoise and the Hare Colorized Silver Proof?

The coin shown here was struck by the East India Trading Company and was issued by Saint Helena, a small island in the Atlantic controlled by the British. Many are not particularly familiar with Saint Helena, but this is where Napoleon spent his exile and the last years of his life. This specimen comes from the Aesop Fables series, it features the Tortoise and the Hare design. Production of this coin was limited.

  • This coin is in GEM condition.
  • This issue is made of .925 silver and weighs 8 grams.
  • This piece features a colorized proof finish.
  • Mintage was limited to just 3,500 pieces.

Colorized Fable Design

Obverse: Since this coin was issued by Saint Helena, the obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The version shown here is the work of Jody Clark. This side also displays most of the inscriptions, including the face value, date, and country of issue.

Reverse: This side displays the Tortoise and the Hare design. The hare is pictured relaxing in the background as the tortoise pushes through the finish line. The moral is inscribed at the top, “SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE.” The tortoise and the finish line banner have been colorized.

GEM Proof

This coin has a colorized proof finish and is still in GEM condition. You will receive this legal tender coin pacakaged in a beautiful display box that also includes an illustrated storybook that was hand illustrated by the engraver Heena Rai.

Don’t miss your chance to own this GEM 2022 Saint Helena Aesop Fables Tortoise and the Hare colorized silver proof, add it to your collection today!

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Metal Content

.2572 oz





Country of Manufacture

St. Helena