In 2023, Una and the Lion return for another exciting collection of coins from the East India Company! The new design from Glyn Davies features a close-up view of the Princess Una sitting beside her faithful lion. This release also marks the first time that King Charles III has appeared for the obverse portrait. Provident Metals now has 2023 Proof St. Helena Una and the Lion 1/2 Gram Gold Coins available to you for purchase online.
When you order 2023 Proof St. Helena Una and the Lion 1/2 Gram Coins from Provident Metals, they will arrive in brand-new condition. Each piece was proof-struck in .9999 pure gold and will be housed in original mint packaging. This includes a sleek presentation case and a Certificate of Authenticity.
On the obverse of 2023 St. Helena Una and the Lion 1/2 Gram Gold Coins a bust of King Charles III is featured. Glyn Davies is credited with this portrait, which is the first official Royal Effigy if His Majesty created for coinage. Inscriptions on the obverse read KING CHARLES III D G REX F D, ST. HELENA 2 POUNDS.
The reverse of 2023 Proof St. Helena 1/2 Gram Gold Coins features Una and the Lion. For this rendering, Glyn Davies drew on the Art Nouveau tradition, which is evident by the designs fantastical style and free-flowing lines. The reverse also contains inscriptions reading UNA AND THE LION, 2023.
At over 36,000 lines, the Faerie Queene is one of the longer poems written in English. An epic narrative work, the story is divided into six parts and recounts the adventures of several knights. Allegorical in nature, the poem is most famous for its account of Una and the Lion, who journey to find the Redcrosse Knight after Unas parents are captured by a vicious dragon. Together, Una and her lion symbolize beauty, integrity, honor, and strength for the people of Great Britain.
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|The East India Company
|Una and the Lion
|Certificate of Authenticity
|.016 Troy Ounce
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