2022 Masterpiece Gothic Crown 5oz Gold 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 heavily influenced by the Neo-Gothic.

Where the Neoclassical looked to ancient Greece and Rome, the Neo-Gothic was influenced by medieval aesthetics. Maybe Wyon’s studies of medieval poetry for his ‘Una & the Lion’ design had inspired him, 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 influenced him, the 1847 Crown represents another landmark in Wyon’s remarkable career.

This strictly limited-edition Gold Proof 5oz Masterpiece Collection edition is presented in a bespoke case, its every detail carefully reproduced by The East India Company using a combination of expert hand craftsmanship and the best of modern minting techniques.


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


A Masterpiece of Gothic Revival Artistry.

William Wyon produced some of the most iconic coin designs of the Victorian era, including his 1839 Una & the Lion which used characters from Edmund Spencer’s medieval poem The Faerie Queene to represent the young Queen Victoria and the powerful nation under her control.

For the 1847 Crown, Wyon designed and engraved the coin’s Neo-Gothic obverse, including a new portrait of Queen Victoria to mark the 10th Anniversary of her coronation. And while his skills as an engraver are clear on the reverse too, it was designed by William Dyce, a Scottish artist and one of the forefathers of art education.

Primarily a painter, Dyce ran Edinburgh’s School of Design until 1838, when he moved to London to head up the new Government School of Design, which later became the Royal College of Art. In 1844 he was appointed Professor of Fine Art at King’s College London, before his talents combined with Wyon’s to create one of history’s most artistically significant coins, the Gothic Crown.

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, is the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (Jody Clark) commonwealth design.

Coin Name: 2022 Masterpiece Gothic Crown 5oz Gold Proof
Alloy: 999.9Au (24ct gold)
Denomination: £5
Weight: 5oz
Obverse Design: Queen Elizabeth Effigy
Reverse Design: Gothic Crown
Issuing Authority: St Helena
Diameter: 65mm
Issue Limit: 30
Total Mintage: 30
Edge: Milled


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