2022 Masterpiece Gothic Crown 1oz Gold Proof Coin
|A Masterpiece of Gothic Revival Artistry.
William Wyon is regarded as one of history’s great coin designers, his early work synonymous with the Neoclassical, which looked to ancient Greece and Rome for its stylistic cues. So, his design for the 1817 Crown was something of a change of direction, a work of Neo-Gothic art influenced by medieval aesthetics. This can be seen in the original coin, Queen Victoria wearing the St Edward’s Crown that had been worn at royal coronations since the 13th Century, the fashionable long looped plait in Victoria’s hair, and the edge inscription which is engraved in the ‘Blackletter’ style popular in carvings and literature from the Middle Ages,
Maybe Wyon’s studies of medieval poetry for his 1839 ‘Una & the Lion’ design had set him on this path, or perhaps it was the Gothic Revival architecture of the new Palace of Westminster being built just along the Thames from his desk at The Royal Mint. Whatever it was that influenced him, the 1847 Crown represents another landmark in William Wyon’s remarkable career.
Coin Name: 2022 Masterpiece Gothic Crown 1oz Gold Proof
Alloy: 999.9Au (24ct gold)
Obverse Design: Queen Elizabeth Effigy
Reverse Design: Gothic Crown
Issuing Authority: St Helena
Issue Limit: 200
Total Mintage: 200
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