The 2022 Una & the Lion 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

£645.00

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STRICTLY LIMITED TO ONLY 499 COINS WORLDWIDE

The East India Company’s celebrated annual Una & the Lion series continues with this stunning new design by Glyn Davies, providing contemporary collectors with a modern twist on the ancient legend of heroic Una and her devoted companion the Lion.

Glyn Davies’ elegant, determined Una and powerful but poised lion sit facing each other, staring deeply into each others eyes as they ponder their next move, seeming to communicate their thoughts, hopes and fears through their held gaze. His design captures all the grace, courage and trust of the original story of this brave princess and the mighty beast at her side.

This strictly limited-edition ¼ oz gold coin has been expertly struck to our finest Proof quality to ensure that every design detail is carefully reproduced on its delicate form. It is presented in a luxury case, accompanied by an informative booklet and a certificate that guarantees its accuracy and authenticity.

**PLEASE NOTE THIS COIN WILL BE SHIPPED FROM 10TH JANUARY 2022.**

Details-

UNA & THE LION, Beauty, Strength, & Honour

The legend of Una & the Lion dates back to the 16th Century and Edmund Spencer’s epic medieval poem, The Faerie Queene. Una is a beautiful princess on a quest to rescue her parents from a dragon who has imprisoned them in a tower. She encounters a fierce lion whose rage is subdued as he is captivated by Una’s beauty and innocence. He becomes her faithful companion, forever by her side, protecting her from harm.

The relationship between Una & the Lion and the great coin designers began with the 1839 five-pound piece, produced to mark the first anniversary of the coronation of Queen Victoria. It featured a bold neoclassical design by William Wyon, whose Una & the Lion symbolised the young Queen Victoria harnessing the power of the mighty British nation, represented by the Lion. It is now recognised as one of history’s most beautiful coin designs, a legacy which continues with the East India Company’s annual Una & the Lion Collection.

Specification

2022 Una & the Lion 1/4oz Gold Proof coin

Alloy : 999.9AU (24ct gold)

Denomination : £2

Weight : 1/4oz

Issuing Authority : St Helena

Diameter : 25mm

Issue Limit : 499

Total Mintage : 499

 
 

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