Masterpiece 2021 Three Graces 5oz Silver Proof – SOLD OUT



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At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the British Government announced the Great Recoinage of 1816 to restabilise the currency. A competition was launched to find designs for these new coins, which included an entry from a young Assistant Engraver called William Wyon; The Three Graces.

While Wyon’s design did not win the competition, around 50 test ‘Pattern Pieces’ were produced which showcased his design in its full glory and went on to become highly valued collectors’ items as William’s output flourished.

Wyon’s most famous designs were produced during the reign of Queen Victoria. His ‘Young Head’ portrait of the new Queen first went into circulation in 1838 while his Una and the Lion is one of history’s most beautiful coin designs and a firm favourite of collectors of East India Company Bullion.

The Three Graces remains an early marker from a remarkable career and is available to collectors once again as the first issue in our Masterpiece Collection. This strictly limited-edition silver 5oz coin creates an impressive canvas for Wyon’s design and is delivered in a presentation case accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.


The Three Graces: Joy. Beauty. Youth.

In the mythical stories of Ancient Greece, The Three Graces were the daughters of the mighty Zeus, goddesses of Mount Olympus. They represent the good things in life: laughter, festivities, elegance and youthful exuberance.
Their names are Euphrosyne, Aglaea and Thalia, and in the early 19th Century they became the inspiration of a young man looking to make his mark in the world.
William Wyon used The Three Graces to tell the story of The 1801 Act of Union, which saw the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland combine to form The United Kingdom. He cast the three sisters as England, Scotland and Ireland, decorating them with traditional national symbols and encircling them with the legend ‘Foedus Inviolabile’, meaning unbreakable union.

Coin Name:Masterpiece 2021 Three Graces 5oz Silver Proof Coin
Alloy: 0.999Ag
Denomination: £5
Weight: 155.5g
Issuing Authority: St Helena
Diameter: 65mm
Edge: Milled
Issue Limit: 300
Total Mintage: 300


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