Saint Helena: Coins Issued and Used

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Saint Helena (1657 - )
Information about what currencies were issued by Saint Helena, with lists of coinage, as well as periods when foreign-issued currencies were used.
Currency: Saint Helena Pound (pre-decimal). Used in Saint Helena: (1821 - 1971)
CurrencySaint Helena Pound (pre-decimal)
PeriodSaint Helena Pound (pre-decimal)
Used1821 - 1971
Description

The Saint Helena pound (also called simply "pound") is the currency of the Atlantic islands of Saint Helena and Ascension, which are constituents of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. It is fixed at parity with the pound sterling.

The first coins were first introduced in 1821, in which copper Half Pennies were issued for Saint Helena by the East India Trading Company and these were used for a majority of the Company's influence in the area. During this period the island was also used as a penal ground for high-ranking political prisoners, including Napoleon Bonaparte. Circulating coinage for St. Helena would not be issued again for another 163 years, until 1984.

Prior to 1984, both Saint Helena and Ascension Island had issued non circulating commemorative coins but officially used British circulation coins. The St. Helena issued banknotes circulated alongside British coins and banknotes.

Currency: Saint Helena Pound. Used in Saint Helena: (1973 - present)
CurrencySaint Helena Pound
PeriodSaint Helena Pound
Used1973 - present
Description

The Saint Helena pound (also called simply "pound") is the currency of the Atlantic islands of Saint Helena and Ascension, which are constituents of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. It is fixed at parity with the pound sterling.

The first coins were first introduced in 1821, in which copper Half Pennies were issued for Saint Helena by the East India Trading Company and these were used for a majority of the Company's influence in the area. During this period the island was also used as a penal ground for high-ranking political prisoners, including Napoleon Bonaparte. Circulating coinage for St. Helena would not be issued again for another 163 years, until 1984.

Prior to 1984, both Saint Helena and Ascension Island had issued non circulating commemorative coins (Saint Helena since 1973) but officially used British circulation coins. In 1976, circulating currency was introduced as banknotes (coins since 1984) which carries a legend naming both entities: "Saint Helena and Ascension Island". However, both of them also issue non-circulating coinage in their own separate names - such as "Saint Helena" only; these are issued for international coin collectors and not for use on the island.

British banknotes also circulate in the territory.

Gold Ounce (1 oz)
36 coins (2020 - 2024)
Coin NameMintage
Gold Ounce 2020 Una and the Lion 200
Gold Ounce 2021 Masterpiece - Una and the Lion 200
Gold Ounce 2021 Una and the Lion 200
Gold Ounce 2021 The Three Graces 400
Gold Ounce 2021 Napoleon's Angel 250
Gold Ounce 2021 Napoleon - Bees 100
Gold Ounce 2021 Napoleon - Monogram 100
Gold Ounce 2021 Modern Chinese Trade Dollar 100
Gold Ounce 2021 Queen's Virtues - Victory, Proof 250
Gold Ounce 2021 Queen's Virtues - Truth 250
Gold Ounce 2022 Gothic Crown 200
Gold Ounce 2022 Queen Victoria - Gothic 200
Gold Ounce 2022 Una and the Lion 200
Gold Ounce 2022 Platinum Jubilee 250
Gold Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Charity 250
Gold Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Justice 250
Gold Ounce 2022 Faerie Queene - Una and Redcrosse 100
Gold Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Courage 250
Gold Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Constancy 250
Gold Ounce 2022 Queen Elizabeth II - Mary Gillick Portrait 70
Gold Ounce 2022 Queen Elizabeth II - Arnold Machin Portrait 70
Gold Ounce 2022 Queen Elizabeth II - Raphael Maklouf Portrait 70
Gold Ounce 2022 Queen Elizabeth II - Ian Rank-Broadley Portrait 70
Gold Ounce 2022 Modern British Trade Dollar 100
Gold Ounce 2023 Modern Japanese Trade Dollar 100
Gold Ounce 2023 Faerie Queene - Una and the Lion 100
Gold Ounce 2023 Lucky Angel 100
Gold Ounce 2023 Saint George and the Dragon 200
Gold Ounce 2023 Una and the Lion 200
Gold Ounce 2023 Modern United States Trade Dollar 100
Gold Ounce 2023 Boston Tea Party 250
Gold Ounce 2023 Britannia Memorial 250
Gold Ounce 2024 Faerie Queene - Redcrosse and the Dragon 100
Gold Ounce 2024 Una and the Lion 200
Gold Ounce 2024 Goddess Cybele 600
Gold Ounce 2024 Lucky Angel 100
Silver Ounce (1 oz)
37 coins (2017 - 2024)
Coin NameMintage
Silver Crown 2017 Testern 10,000
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - Queen Elizabeth I 1,000
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - James I 1,000
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - Charles II 1,000
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - William III 1,000
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - Queen Anne 1,000
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - George II 1,000
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - George III 1,000
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - William IV 1,000
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - Queen Victoria 1,000
Silver Ounce 2020 Una and the Lion, Proof 1,250
Silver Ounce 2021 Masterpiece - Una and the Lion 2,000
Silver Ounce 2021 Una and the Lion, Proof 1,750
Silver Ounce 2021 The Three Graces 3,000
Silver Ounce 2021 Napoleon's Angel, Proof 2,642
Silver Ounce 2021 Napoleon 200th Anniversary 1,821
Silver Ounce 2021 Napoleon - Bees 1,000
Silver Ounce 2021 Napoleon - Monogram 1,000
Silver Ounce 2021 Queen's Virtues - Victory, Proof 3,250
Silver Ounce 2021 Queen's Virtues - Truth 3,250
Silver Ounce 2022 Una and the Lion, Proof 2,500
Silver Ounce 2022 Gothic Crown 2,000
Silver Ounce 2022 Queen Victoria - Gothic 2,000
Silver Ounce 2022 Platinum Jubilee 2,022
Silver Ounce 2022 Faerie Queene 1,000
Silver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Charity 3,250
Silver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Justice 3,250
Silver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Courage 3,250
Silver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Constancy 3,250
Silver Ounce 2023 Lucky Angel 1,500
Silver Ounce 2023 Faerie Queene - Una and the Lion 1,000
Silver Ounce 2023 Una and the Lion, Proof 2,250
Silver Ounce 2023 Saint George and the Dragon 2,000
Silver Ounce 2023 Boston Tea Party, Proof 5,000
Silver Ounce 2024 Lucky Angel 1,500
Silver Ounce 2024 Faerie Queene - Redcrosse and the Dragon 1,000
Silver Ounce 2024 Una and the Lion, Proof 2,250
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