Why purchase this 2023 Saint Helena 1 oz. Silver Una and The Lion proof coin?
The Saint Helena Una and the Lion series is inspired by the words of English poet Edmund Spencer in his 1590 epic poem titled “The Faerie Queene.” Emblematic of beauty, honor, and strength, the tale follows the Princess Una and her faithful lion companion on a quest to save her parents from imprisonment by an evil dragon. This 2023 dated release of the series is the first to feature the image of His Majesty the King.
- This 2023 Una and the Lion coin is an East India Company product.
- The 38.60 mm diameter coin contains 1 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver.
- The coin is minted with a lustrous proof finish.
- The coin is issued as legal tender of Saint Helena, with a face value of one pound.
- The coin will ship in its original Mint package.
- The coin is one of only 1,500 minted.
Gorgeous Una and the Lion Imagery
Obverse: The obverse is adorned with the likeness of His Majesty King Charles III. Per tradition, the King faces left, in the opposite direction of the previous monarch, the late Queen Elizabeth II. An ornate scalloped border surrounds the portrait near the rim of the coin. Inscribed “CHARLES III,” “D.G. REX F.D.,” “ST. HELENA” and “1 POUND.” The effigy was designed by acclaimed British artist Glyn Davies.
Reverse: The reverse, which is also the work of Mr. Davies, features Princess Una kneeling beside her lion guardian in a flourishing garden, with a stylized sun in the background. The image border contains the inscriptions “UNA AND THE LION” and “2023,” along with the East India Company’s distinctive “EIC” Mint mark.
Exquisite Silver Proof Coin
This 2023 Saint Helena 1 oz. Silver Una and The Lion proof coin is ungraded. Expect the coin to feature a superior quality strike, exceptionally finished surfaces and tremendous eye appeal. The £1 silver coin is encapsulated and presented in an elegant Mint branded display case, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.