1 oz 2019 British Virgin Islands Una and the Lion Silver Coin | Pobjoy Mint
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This showstopping coin rediscovers the artistry of what coin collectors widely consider to be one off the most exquisite British coins ever released, the legendary Una and the Lion coin.
- Ships individually in protective packaging
- Consisting of 1 oz of 999 Fine Silver
- Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- Reverse: Features a recreation of William Wyon’s infamous Una and the Lion, ‘characters'
The reverse features a recreation of William Wyon’s famed, 1839 relief, depicting Una and the Lion, ‘characters’ created by the artist as representatives of Britain, in the images of the passant lion of Britain and a fresh faced Queen Victoria, at the age of 19.Also on the reverse, the words, “Dieu et mon droit,” or “God on my right,” as well as the year of release in Roman numerals, the coin’s unique denominational value and details of weight, metal purity and content.
The obverse features a particularly beautiful and realistic effigy of Elizabeth II, in her State Diadem and beloved teardrop earrings. Also on the obverse, the BVI legend, Elizabeth II name and the year of issue in popular western numerals.
The story of Una and the lion originates in Edmund Spencer's epic 1590's poem, The Faerie Queene. The lengthy, allegorical work praised Queen Elizabeth I, celebrating and critiquing the Tudor dynasty.
Una is the beautiful young daughter of a king and queen who have been imprisoned by a ferocious dragon. Una undertakes a quest to free her parents, but on her journey she encounters a fierce lion. The lion is so captivated by Una’s innocence and beauty that he abandons his plan to eat her, and vows instead to become her protector and companion.
Una represents truth and the Church of England while the lion is thought to represent Queen Elizabeth's power, her elegance and her aristocratic figure.
ABOUT THE POBJOY MINT
Pobjoy Mint is the leading manufacturer of legal tender coins for British Overseas Territories. As a private mint, they also produce medals, medallions, official regalia, tokens and numismatic gifts. Pobjoy Mint UK headquarters and factory are based in the county of Surrey in England and, since 1996, they also have a US office located in Minnesota, United States. They are known for developing the world's first satisfactory man-made precious metal called Virenium and since 1999, they are also the only manufacturer to successfully produce coloured Titanium coinage in the world.
|Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "British Virgin Islands Queen Elizabeth II 2019"|
|Una and the Lion strolling about.|
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