The 2018 Guinea Gold Proof Coin
Guinea – Reborn for a new generation
The central motif of the design is a lion rampant guardant, defender of the Crown and Empire and inspired by the historic East India Company Crest. In this modern interpretation, its foot rests upon a globe lying on a rope, denoting the reach of the British Empire across the seas of the world.
The St George of England shield below the lion references the traditional use of a shield on the final guinea to circulate within Britain, the ‘spade’ guinea of 1787-1799. The crossed sceptres that quarter the coin were used on the very first guineas in the reign of King Charles II and represent the four points of the compass, a reference to Britain and The East India Company’s long tradition of exploration.
The tea and cotton leaves in the wreath show the importance of these commodities to The Company and to the rise of the wealth of the British Empire. The 2018 Guinea proof coin is finished with a bespoke compass milled edge featuring four sets of milling with compass point separators symbolising navigation, with 13 mills totalling 52 mills to represent the passing of time.
The 2018 One Guinea Proof coin is minted to just 500 coin issue limit, making it one of the world’s most rarest yearly collector proof coins.
Quality Standard: Proof
Product Issue Limit: 500
Mintage Limit: 500
Delivery & ReturnsAll coins will be shipped via registered post or UPS depending on location.
- Please allow up to 14 days for delivery
- Liquids cannot be shipped outside of the EU.
- Bullion items cannot be shipped to India.
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