2022 Masterpiece Gothic Crown 2oz Silver Proof Coin


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William Wyon is regarded as one of history’s great coin designers, his reputation forever linked to the reign of Queen Victoria. In 1846 he was commissioned to produce a new portrait for a celebratory silver crown, and in a break from his familiar Neoclassical style, his design was influenced by the Neo-Gothic movement of the mid-19th Century.

The ‘Gothic Crown’s medieval stylings can be seen in the fashionable long looped plait in Queen Victoria’s hair; The Queen wearing the St Edward’s Crown that had been worn at royal coronations since the 13th Century; the edge inscription which is engraved in the ‘Blackletter’ style popular in carvings and literature from the Middle Ages.

This classic coin is now available to collectors once again as the third issue in our Masterpiece Collection. It is presented here as a 2oz Silver Coin, finished to gleaming Proof quality, in a bespoke case accompanied by a certificate which guarantees its authenticity and quality.

Now available, our third coin release of The East India Company Masterpiece Collection originally designed by the famous English engraver William Wyon in partnership with William Dyce shown highlighting the designs exquisite detail.

We are proud to release this 2022 recreation of the beautiful Masterpiece Gothic Crown design on gold and silver coins. The obverse side of each coin features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (Jody Clark) commonwealth design.


This coin will be shipped on or before 9th February 2022.


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
Denomination: £2
Weight: 2oz
Obverse Design: Queen Elizabeth Effigy
Reverse Design: Gothic Crown
Issuing Authority: St Helena
Diameter: 45mm
Issue Limit: 1500
Total Mintage: 1500
Edge: Milled


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