Why purchase this 2022 Saint Helena Silver Una and The Lion gilded proof coin?
In 1839, the image of Una and the Lion appeared on a British coin issued in celebration of the first anniversary of Queen Victoria’s coronation. This exciting selectively gilded silver proof coin features a modernized interpretation of the enchanting pair. Una and the Lion are characters representing beauty, strength and honor, borrowed from English author Edmund Spencer’s 1590 epic poem “The Faerie Queene.”
- This 2022 Una and the Lion coin contains 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver.
- The 38.61 mm diameter coin was struck by the East India Company in London.
- The coin is minted with a lustrous proof finish.
- The coin’s stunning design is accenting with gleaming gold gilding.
- The coin will ship in its original Mint package.
- The coin is part of a small 1,000 piece limited mintage.
Breathtaking Rendition of Una and the Lion
Obverse: The obverse features a right facing depiction of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the famed Royal Diamond Diadem created for King George IV in 1820 upon her head. Surrounding inscriptions include “ELIZABETH II,” “D.G. REGINA F.D.,” “ST. HELENA” and “1 POUND.” This likeness of Great Britain’s longest reigning monarch was designed in 2015 by acclaimed British sculptor Jody Clark.
Reverse: A picturesque scene illustrating Princess Una in silent communication with her lion companion appears on the reverse. The guardian and his princess are gilded, exquisitely contrasting against the silver stylized sun and trailing vines in the background. The image frame contains the inscriptions “UNA AND THE LION,” the year of issue “2022,” and the East India Company’s “EIC” Mint mark.
Expertly Minted Proof Coin
This selectively gilded 1 oz. Silver 2022 Saint Helena Una and The Lion proof coin is available from ModernCoinMart in magnificent GEM Proof condition. The ungraded coin features a beautifully executed strike, exceptionally finished surfaces and fantastic eye appeal. The silver £1 coin will arrive in its original Mint branded display case, encapsulated and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.