2019 Hog Money 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin


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The 2019 Empire Gold Coin Collection
‘The story of the British Empire told through a collection of noteworthy coins’

The vast British Empire of the nineteenth century was built by an unprecedented period of international trade dominated by the British, which would ultimately reach all six inhabited continents. The East India Company is proud to announce the sell out of the NEW 2019 Empire Collection nine proof coin set in January 2019.

As a special issue, one of four coins available individually from the nine proof coin set is The 2019 Hog Money Gold Proof coin.

Featuring a motif of the famous Bermuda Hog, attributed to saving the lives of the first English settlers in Jamestown, Virginia and inspired by Bermuda’s first coinage, this is beautiful £2 gold proof coin is issued to celebrate the most significant coinage of the British Empire.


The story of Hog Money – The First English Coins of North America

Originally discovered by Spanish Captain Juan de Bermúdez in 1505, the British claimed the islands of Bermuda on the 23rd July 1609 when a ship called the Sea Venture captained by Sir George Somers, carrying 150 sailors and a dog, deliberately crashed into a reef to avoid sinking in a storm. The survivors spent ten months repairing the ship before eventually setting sail for Jamestown, Virginia, Britain’s first colony in North America. Two passengers were left on the island to claim of the new territory for the British and Bermuda was officially named ‘Somers Island’.

Captain Somers reached Virginia only to face a new potential disaster. Most of the new colonies population had died of starvation with just 60 or so settlers left. Fortunately Somers supplies held off certain death until, just as they were about to give up and leave, more settlers arrived.

The lifesaving supplies on board Somers ships was mainly pork meat brought from Bermuda. It is thought that breeding hogs were left on the island by the Portuguese in the early 1500’s so passing ships could refuel food supplies. Bermuda Hogs saved the lives of Somers and his survivors and have been attributed to the saving of the first English settlers in the first North American Colony, Virginia. Bermuda’s coinage was referred to as Hogge Money because of the distinctive design featuring the hog, sailing ship and Somers Islands legend.

Product Name The 2019 Hog Money Gold Proof Coin
Alloy 999.9Au
Product Issue Limit 500
Weight 8gm
Diameter 25mm
Finish Proof
Denomination £2.00
Issuing Authority St Helena
Obverse Jody Clark effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II
Packaging Black Lacquer presentation box,

numbered certificate of authenticity

Total Coin Mintage Limit 600 coins


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All coins will be shipped via registered post depending on location.

UK: £9.95
Europe: £14.95
International: £40.00

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UK: £9.95
Europe: £14.95
International: £40.00

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Europe: £9.95
International Zone 1: £14.95
International Zone 2,3: £19.95

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The Empire Collection

The East India Company Empire Collection is a series of coins issued in silver and gold celebrating the stories of the British Empire across the world. Faithfully designed to reflect the history of the subject, each coin is minted to the highest proof quality and issued to extremely low issue limits. Our most detailed and unique series, the Empire Collection offers a beautiful coin set for the most discerning of collectors. Issued each year, if you would like to be notified in advance regarding this and our other coin releases, please contact us through the Contact Us tab or email gold@theeastindiacompany.com.