The Empire Collection: Queen Victoria (single coin)

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This stunning proof coin minted in 8 grams of .9999 gold is inspired by the Imperial Issue 1862 Mohur, and created in the style resembling the minting techniques of the time.

Full set 9-coin presentation box included FREE with your coin.

Victoria’s Parliament passed the Government of India Act of 1858 officially ending The East India Company’s role in India and transferring its assets and governance to the British crown. The British Empire was at the height of its power. Queen Victoria, Empress of India, ruled over countries stretched far around the globe, covering approximately one quarter of the world’s population.

This portrait of Victoria is taken from her beautiful Imperial Issue 1862 Mohur struck at the Calcutta Mint. The crowned bust effigy faces the same direction as the original. The portrait is surrounded by the intricate pattern found on the 1862 Mohur reverse.

 

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Details

QUEEN VICTORIA

The continued insistence of the British to transform the religious beliefs in India caused increasing conflict in the colony. Meddling in religion was simply bad for business. High taxes, the loss of land and rumours of animal fat used in the cartridges for new rifles fuelled the fire. In May 1857 local soldiers or ‘sepoys’ in Bengal, the largest of The Company’s army, shot their British officers and marched on Delhi. Compounded by famine and the annexing of several states and rulers, along with years of underlying discontent, the Indian Rebellion of 1857 began. Following the uprising, Victoria’s Parliament passed the Government of India Act of 1858 officially ending The East India Company’s role in India and transferring its assets and governance to the British crown. The British Empire was at the height of its power. Queen Victoria, Empress of India, ruled over countries stretched far around the globe, covering approximately one quarter of the world’s population.

CROWN: The East India Company set Queen Victoria’s crown with the most precious jewel, Koh-i-Noor, crowning her Empress of India. This precious jewel, meaning “Mountain of Light”, was a diamond that was confiscated from Duleep Singh in 1850 by The East India Company. It is now on display at the Tower of London.

PORTRAIT OF VICTORIA: This portrait of Victoria is taken from her beautiful Imperial Issue 1862 Mohur struck at the Calcutta Mint. The crowned bust effigy faces the same direction as the original. The portrait is surrounded by the intricate pattern found on the 1862 Mohur reverse.

Specifications:

 

Issuing Authority:             St. Helena

Denomination:                   £1

Weight:                                8 grams

Quality:                                Proof

Year Date:                           2017

Alloy:                                    0.9999 Au

Diameter:                            25mm

Issue Limit:                         500

 
 

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