Masterpiece 2021 Three Graces Crown Pattern Silver Proof Coin
|The Three Graces: Joy. Beauty. Youth.The Three Graces, or Charities, are goddesses from ancient Greek mythology, daughters of the mighty Zeus.
They were residents of Mount Olympus and responsible for the good things in life:
• Euphrosyne symbolises joy and laughter
They are associated with the Muses, able to bestow their virtues on mortals, and in the early 19th century their inspiration fell upon William Wyon. He used The Three Graces to tell the story of The 1801 Act of, which had seen England, Scotland and Ireland combine to form the United Kingdom.
The coin’s design features a harp, a thistle and a shield bearing the flag of St George at the feet of the three sisters, while their hair is decorated with roses, shamrocks and further thistles. They are surrounded by the motto “Foedus Inviolabile’, which translates as ‘unbreakable league’, in testament to the historic new union whose story he told with this early classic from a remarkable career.
Coin Name: Masterpiece 2021 Three Graces Crown Pattern Silver Proof
Issuing Authority: St Helena
Issue Limit: 1817
Total Mintage: 1817
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|In 1817 around 50 test ‘Pattern Pieces’ were created of William Wyon’s Thee Graces, soon snapped up by collectors as Wyon built his reputation.
This 2021 Crown Pattern Piece, the first issue in our new Masterpiece Collection, has been created using a combination of skills and techniques similar to those employed by Wyon back in the 19th Century. We start with a plaster model, carefully hand-detailed, from which we create a steel master punch which is then hand finished by a Master Engraver. It is this human touch, expert craftsmanship passed down from generation to generation, that ensures all the detail and feel of Wyon’s original design is captured in this strictly limited-edition Pattern Piece.