2022 Faerie Queene 1oz Gold Proof Coin – SOLD OUT

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STRICTLY LIMITED TO ONLY 100 COINS WORLDWIDE

THIS IS THE FIRST COIN IN THE FAERIE QUEENE COLLECTION

This coin is available to pre-order while stocks last. Just 15 coins remain. All pre-orders will be delivered on or before 18th May 2022.

The East India Company Collections is delighted to introduce The Faerie Queene, a new series of precious metal coins inspired by Edmund Spenser’s epic medieval poem. The series will tell stories of knights, princesses, mythical beasts, magical villains, honour, betrayal, love and loss, all brought to life by one of the world’s most celebrated coin designers, Joel Iskowitz.

This first coin in our series starts, as it should, at the beginning. Book One tells the story of The Redcrosse Knight and the quest he is given by The Faerie Queene on behalf of the lady Una; to rescue her parents from the captivity of an evil dragon.

That legendary moment is beautifully captured in this exclusive new design by Joel Iskowitz, whose expressive style reflects the illustrative storytelling of this period in history. This strictly limited edition gold 1oz coin is finished to our very finest proof quality, ensuring that every detail of Mr Iskowitz’s design can be enjoyed to its greatest potential.

Details-

First published in 1590, Edmund Spenser’s epic poem The Faerie Queene is a classic work of medieval English literature. At over 36,000 lines long, its six books contain one of the longest poems in the English language, believed to be an allegory for the life of Queen Elizabeth I.The story begins with a beautiful princess called Una arriving at the court of Queen Gloriana. Una is carrying a suit of armour upon which is painted a red cross, and is seeking the help of a brave knight to rescue her parents from a wicked dragon.

A young peasant boy, keen to prove his worth, volunteers for the task. Una tells the boy that he can try on the armour she carries and, if it fits, she will grant him his wish. Sure enough, it fits him as if it were tailor made. Because of the armour’s distinctive design, Queen Gloriana dubs him ’The Redcrosse Knight’ and Spenser’s epic story begins. Redcrosse and Una set off to face the dragon, a legendary moment captured in elegant detail on this first coin in our new series.

Specification:

Coin Name: 2022 Faerie Queene 1oz Gold Proof Coin

Alloy: 999.9AU

Denomination: £5

Weight: 1oz

Issuing Authority: St Helena

Diameter: 32mm

Issue Limit: 100

Total Mintage: 100

 
 

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