The Spade Guinea was a popular gold coin first issued by the United Kingdom in the 17th Century. Made of approximately one quarter ounce of gold and originally worth one pound sterling, the Guinea became a potent symbol of Britain’s colonial power and a widely-used form of currency around the world for over 100 years.
The St Helena 1 oz Silver Spade Guinea, now in it’s 2nd year of issue, pays tribute to the historic spade guinea coin that was minted by the United Kingdom in 1787. The obverse and reverse design fields feature the distinct pattern of the East India Trading Company, representing the fact the the Guinea was traded widely by merchants on East India Company ships. Hold a piece of history in the palm of your hand by adding this coin to your order today!
The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by internationally renowned sculptor Raphael Maklouf, the issuing country St. Helena, the denomination 1 pound, and the year of issue.
The reverse features the Spade Guinea Shield representing the heraldry of the royal house of Hanover. The shield depicts the lions of England and Scotland in the upper left quadrant, the three lilies of France in the upper-right, the harp of Ireland in the lower left, and the white horse of Hanover in the lower right. The coin’s weight, purity, and the East India Company mint mark are also inscribed.
Saint Helena is a small British Island territory in the south Atlantic Ocean. The second-oldest British Overseas Territory behind Bermuda, the island was an important refueling port for East India Company ships on route to the East. Today, St Helena and The East India Company issue precious metal coinage for collectors and investors alike.
Your 1 oz Silver Spade Guinea coin arrives in a protective plastic flip. Orders of 20 or more coins come in tubes. Orders of 400 coins or more are packaged in Monster Boxes.Place your secure order online now by clicking on the product and selecting “add to cart”. Or, speak to one of our knowledgeable, friendly customer service representatives at 800-313-3315.
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|Metal Content||1 troy oz|
|Metals Purity||.999 Fine Silver|