Why purchase this First Day of Issue 1 oz. silver 2022 Saint Helena Pegasus coin?
The legendary gods, heroes and fantastical creatures of Greek mythology have been depicted on world coinage throughout history. This 2022 dated silver bullion coin is an homage to the Pegasus, one of mythology’s most recognizable entities. The Pegasus is an immortal white winged horse that was born from the neck of the slain Gorgon Medusa. The breathtaking interpretation of the Pegasus appearing on the coin is credited to artist Jennie Norris, designer of the Type-2 American Gold Eagle reverse introduced by the U.S. Mint in 2021.
- This 2022 Pegasus coin is struck from 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver.
- The coin measures 38.61 mm in diameter.
- The coin’s spectacular imagery is highlighted by a stunning Brilliant Uncirculated finish.
- The coin is issued by Saint Helena with a legal tender value of one pound.
- The coin is a product of the East India Company in London.
Exquisitely Detailed Pegasus Imagery
Obverse: The obverse is adorned with a right-facing rendition of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with the Royal Diamond Diadem upon her head. Surrounding inscriptions include “QUEEN ELIZABETH II,” “ST. HELENA,” “2022,” “?1” and “ONE OUNCE 999 SILVER,” along with the East India Company’s distinctive “EIC” Mint mark. This image of Great Britain’s longest reigning monarch is recognized as the third definitive coinage portrait of the Queen, created in 1985 by acclaimed British sculptor Raphael Maklouf.
Reverse: The Pegasus is depicted on the reverse, with its wings and tail lifted as if in flight. The background features a textured pattern reminiscent of parchment, with the artist’s “JN” initials below the winged creature. The powerful image is encircled by a border design inspired by the meander patterns of ancient Greek art.
A Release Remembering the Legacy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
This release features the familiar effigy of Queen Elizabeth II which now represents her final year in power. Reigning for 70 years and 214 days, Queen Elizabeth II was in power longer than any British monarch. Additionally, her govern is recorded as the second-longest verified reign of any sovereign in history.
Appearing on coins from at least 45 countries, more than any other individual, Queen Elizabeth II has had a strong influence on numismatics for many years. Issued in 2022, this release marks the final year of the Queen’s reign and possibly the last year this well-recognized effigy will ever appear on a legal tender coin.