2021 St. Helena Queen’s Virtues Victory 1oz Silver Proof
BOLD is pleased to offer for your consideration the inaugural proof edition released 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 St. Helena Queen’s Virtues Victory 1oz Silver Proof edition sets the field for the entire series. This is one you should not miss!
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.
Inspired by the six virtues found on the Victoria Memorial situated outside Buckingham Palace, our first design in the series features a detailed depiction of the allegorical figure Victory, carrying in her hand the victors palm and surrounded by the text, VICTORIA CONCORDIA CRESCIT (Victory through Harmony)."
Victory Through Harmony
The obverse displays the distinctive, right-facing effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II filling the center field. The portrait was designed Jody Clark. Inscriptions encircling the rim include, "QUEEN ELIZABETH II . ST. HELENA . ONE POUND . 2021.".
The virtue of "Victory through Harmony" was most appropriately selected as the theme of the inaugural release of this 2021 St. Helena Queen’s Virtues Victory 1oz Silver Proof edition. The remarkably fine detail of the reverse design follows that of the Winged Victory statue standing at the top of the Victoria Monument.
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 branch. Draped in a beautiful flowing gown, with her wings proudly raised high, Victory through Harmony is magnificently personified. Inscriptions at the left rimband include, "VICTORIA . CONCORDIA . CRESCIT." At the lower right rim is displayed the historic East India Company hallmark.
This stunning St. Helena Queen’s Virtues inaugural premium silver proof offering arrives encapsulated in a fine East India Company branded coin case and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Mintage is strictly limited to only 2,500 pieces. Due to expected high demand for this brand new 6-coin proof series, you really must act quickly to reserve your desired quantity.
- 2021 St. Helena Queen’s Virtues Victory 1oz Silver Proof.
- Inaugural release of brand new 6-coin proof series!
- Very limited mintage of only 2,500 pieces.
- Individual coins come encapsulated within a fine branded coin case.<.li>
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 fine Silver in proof condition.
- Obverse: Displays the Jody Clark effigy of Queen Elizabeth II filling the center field. Inscriptions include, "QUEEN ELIZABETH II . ST. HELENA . ONE POUND . 2021."
- Reverse: Features a stunningly beautiful, detailed, reproduction of the Winged Victory statue that tops the Victoria Memorial. Inscriptions include, "VICTORIA . CONCORDIA . CRESCIT."
- Face value of £1, backed by the government of St. Helena.