2020 Una and the Lion 1/4oz gold proof coin


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UNA & THE LION, Beauty, Strength, & Honour 

Major New Release


The newest coin in our collection features Una, a heroine for all ages, symbolising beauty, purity and integrity and her Lion, representing strength and honour. This is the first design in a much-anticipated new yearly collection and a hallmark coin for The East India Company. Designed by Glyn Davies, this modern interpretation of a classic heroine and her protector are beautifully captured in a striking pose representing beauty and power.

Exceptionally limited to only 499 coins worldwide, this 1/4oz gold proof coin is expected to be the rarest coins of 2020.

The story of Una & the Lion

Una & the Lion are the allegorical creation of celebrated English poet Edmund Spencer, author of The Faerie Queen in 1590. The iconic pair first featured on a British coin in 1837 with the issue of Queen Victoria’s majestic £5 gold piece and have long been considered symbols of beauty, strength and honour.

Una is a beautiful princess whose parents and kingdom are captured by a ferocious dragon. She sets out on a quest to free them from the dragons clutches, taking her on an epic journey of battles, adventure and romance.

During her quest she faces many challenges that tests her humility and determination, including being confronted by a fierce lion. The lion is so taken by her beauty and purity that he abandons his attack on her, becoming her protector and loyal companion.

Una enlists the help of a knight to help her slay the Dragon. Steadfast and true to her cause, Una’s virtues inspire the knight to slay the dragon and fulfil his destiny as the hero St George, the Patron Saint of England.

***This coin will be shipped on or before January 31st 2021***


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Coin Name : 2020 Una & the Lion 1/4oz gold proof coin

Alloy : 999.9AU (24ct gold)

Denomination : £2

Weight : 1/4oz

Issuing Authority : St Helena

Diameter : 25mm

Issue Limit : 499

Total Mintage : 499



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