Masterpiece 2021 Una & the Lion 5oz Silver Proof Coin
|Una & the Lion: Poetry, Poise and Power
William Wyon’s Victorian designs are some of history’s finest examples of coin design, none more so than his stunning Una & the Lion. Una, the courageous heroine princess from Edmund Spenser’s medieval epic The Faerie Queene, is used here to personify the young Queen Victoria, all elegance and grace compared to the barely contained power of the lion at her side, itself a representation of the British nation under the guiding hand of its new Queen.
The design was produced for a £5 coin celebrating the first anniversary of the coronation of Queen Victoria, and quickly became highly popular with collectors. Only a few hundred were made by The Royal Mint, a fact that has kept it out of reach of most modern collectors. This faithful remaster is the second issue in our Masterpiece Collection, created by the expert craftsmanship and modern minting techniques of The East India Company to offer modern day collectors the chance to enjoy the beauty and grace of this Victorian classic.
Coin Name: Masterpiece 2021 Una & the Lion 5oz Silver Proof Coin
Issuing Authority: St Helena
Issue Limit: 300
Total Mintage: 300
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