2021 1oz Silver St. Helena Queen’s Virtues Victory BU
BOLD is very excited to offer for your consideration the inaugural release by St. Helena of this stunning 6-coin series, The Queen’s Virtues. The set will ultimately feature the six virtues of a Queen, as so magnificently personified in the beautiful statues of the Victoria Memorial at Buckingham Palace. The beauty of this first release of the 2021 1oz Silver St. Helena Queen’s Virtues Victory BU edition sets the field for the entire series. This is one you should not miss!
As noted by the mint,
“Issued on the occasion of the 95th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II in 2021, this innovative and thought-provoking new gold and silver coin collection is inspired by the Virtues of a ‘Queen’. Widely acknowledged as principles founded by Queen Victoria in the Victorian Age and carried forward by Queen Elizabeth II, they demonstrate the core virtues both are considered to have held and to hold.
The conscious effort of acquiring and maintaining one’s own code of moral values, a virtue is a custom when cultivated becomes more prevalent in life. Diligently observing the practise of being virtuous enables a personal nurturing, leading to a more successful life. They demonstrate the core beliefs considered to be central to contentment and happiness.”
Victory through Harmony
The obverse displays the beautiful, right-facing effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II within a center inset. The portrait was designed in 1985 by Raphael Maklouf. Inscriptions encircling the rim include, “£1 . ST. HELENA . QUEEN ELIZABETH II . 2021 . ONE OUNCE 999 SILVER.” A very attractive geometric pattern adds a touch of distinction to the background field.
The virtue of “Victory through Harmony” was most appropriately selected as the theme of the inaugural release of this 2021 1oz Silver St. Helena Queen’s Virtues Victory BU edition. The remarkably fine detail of the reverse design follows that of the Winged Victory statue standing at the top of the Victoria Monument. Also, as noted by the mint, “The first coin in this magnificent series represents Victory, perhaps one of the most prominent virtues a Monarch can behold. Defined as the success or triumph of overcoming an enemy, Victory is a key element in both Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Victory signals the end of conflict and a celebration of peace. The Queen as Sovereign is Head of the Armed Forces and is still the only person able to formally declare war and more crucially, an end to conflict.”
The design is a faithful reproduction of the statue, featuring the female personification of the crowned, Winged Victory. Her right hand is raised, and in her left, she grasps the victor’s palm. Draped in a beautiful flowing gown, with her wings proudly raised high, Victory through Harmony is magnificently personified. Inscriptions at the left rimband include, “VICTORY . THROUGH . HARMONY.” At the lower right rim is displayed the historic East India Company hallmark. The same geometric pattern fills the reverse background.
- 2021 1oz Silver St. Helena Queen’s Virtues Victory BU
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 fine Silver BU.
- Obverse: Displays the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Queen Elizabeth II within a center inset. Inscriptions include, “£1 . ST. HELENA . QUEEN ELIZABETH . 2021. ONE OUNCE 999 SILVER.”
- Reverse: Features a highly-detailed, reproduction of the Winged Victory statue that tops the Victoria Memorial. A geometric pattern fills the background. Inscriptions include, “VICTORY . THROUGH . HARMONY.”
- Face value of £1, backed by the government of St. Helena.