2022 Masterpiece Gothic Crown 2oz Silver Proof Coin
|One Masterpiece. Two Master Craftsmen.
The Gothic Crown’s detailed and intricate design is a testament to the combined artistic and engraving skills of William Wyon and William Dyce.
Wyon’s portrait of Queen Victoria dominates the obverse, her crown at the top and shoulders at the base interrupting the ‘Blackletter’ edge inscription. It reads ‘Victoria dei gratia britanniar.reg.f:d.’, an abbreviation of ‘Victoria dei gratia Britanniarum Regina Fidei Defensatrix’, which translates as ‘Victoria by the Grace of God, Queen of the Britons, Defender of the Faith’.
The reverse design, by Scottish artist William Dyce, is a cruciform made of up four shields, at the centre of which sits the arms of the Order of the Garter featuring the motto ‘Honi soit qui mal y pense’, or ‘Evil to him who evil thinks’. The crests of the crowned shields break through the trefoil edge motif and edge inscription ‘tueatur unita deus anno dom mdcccxlvii’ which translates as ‘May God Guard these United Kingdoms, Year of Our Lord 1847’.
Coin Name: 2022 Masterpiece Gothic Crown 2oz Silver Proof
Alloy: 999 Ag
Obverse Design: Queen Elizabeth Effigy
Reverse Design: Gothic Crown
Issuing Authority: St Helena
Issue Limit: 1500
Total Mintage: 1500
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