The Empire Collection Nine-coin set has mintage limited to 500 pieces each
Set of Proof gold coins issued in the name of St. Helena that tell the story of the British empire and the historic company hand in hand.
From its very first voyage in January 1601, until it was dissolved and absorbed into the British Crown in 1874, the East India Company laid the foundation of the British Empire in the East. Over time “The Company,” as it became known, rose to account for half of the world’s trade, including cotton, silk, indigo dye, salt, saltpeter, tea and bullion. It had its own army and navy and its stocks (shares) were central to London’s financial markets. At one point it ruled over 400 million people.
The newly issued Empire Collection set of Proof .9999 fine gold £1 coins carry the name of St. Helena, the small British Island Territory situated in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean.