The 2022 Una & the Lion 1oz Gold Proof Coin
|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.
Coin Name: 2022 Una & the Lion 1oz Gold Proof coin
Alloy : 999.9AU (24ct gold)
Denomination : £5
Weight : 1oz
Issuing Authority : St Helena
Diameter : 32mm
Issue Limit : 200
Total Mintage : 200
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