1.25 oz 2018 Guinea Rose Crown Shield Silver Coin | East India Company
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This brilliant 1.25 oz 999 pure silver uncirculated coin features the beautiful Rose Crown Shield from the highly respected guinea coin, first minted in Gold in 1663 for King Charles II. The guinea had a reputation for trust and purity that lasted for 150 years.
The obverse features the effigy and name of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Raphael Maklouf. Also included on the obverse are the coin’s year of issue, the unique legal tender value, “THE EAST INDIA COMPANY” and its issuing state of “ST. HELENA”.
With its incredible history this coin is a must have for your collection!
- Ships individually in a protective plastic sleeve
- Consisting of 1.25 oz of 999 Fine Silver
- Reverse: Features the intricate Rose Crown Shield, the East India Company’s logo, along with “GUINEA” and details of metal content, weight, and purity
- Obverse: Features the effigy and name of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (designed by Raphael Maklouf), the coin’s year of issue, the legal tender value, the engraving of “THE EAST INDIA COMPANY” and its issuing state of “ST. HELENA”
The tiny, isolated Island of Saint Helena is an unlikely candidate as one of the most significant and influential nations in terms of global trade. Yet, when one looks back and examines our collective history, St. Helena repeatedly comes up as an integral component to global trade and commerce. The Island, which spans an area of mere 17 kilometers in length by 10 kilometers in breadth, was seen as an oasis by explorers and conquerors such as the Dutch, Portuguese, and English, all vying for control of the crucial port of call. By 1658 the British claimed the Island for themselves by making it a fortress and a hub for lucrative expeditions to India, China, and the rest of the eastern world. The company reached unprecedented heights of success, accounting for half of the world’s trade, establishing a monopoly in cotton, silk, salt, spices and tea, among many others, contributing to the vast and enormous wealth of the British empire. The Island, which remains a British colony to this day, was a vital component in the rise of the British empire.
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