Gold Two Ounces 2022 Gothic Crown, Coin from Saint Helena - detailed information

Gold Two Ounces 2022 Gothic Crown, Coin from Saint Helena
CoinGold Two Ounces 2022 Gothic Crown

Saint Helena is a small island in the South Atlantic Ocean which is part of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. The currency of the island is the Saint Helena pound, fixed at parity with the pound sterling. The island has authorised some private mints to issue coins under its jurisdiction, which come in a variety of sizes - including in the large two ounces of gold (2 oz gold) format, denominated as £5.

The Mint says about this coin:
William Wyon’s reputation as a great coin designer is forever linked to the reign of Queen Victoria, who first sat for him as a young 13-year-old princess. His 1838 "Young Head" portrait was so well liked by Victoria that it graced the coins of her reign for nearly 50 years. In 1847, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Victoria becoming Queen, a silver crown was released with a new portrait by Wyon.

Its style was heavily influenced by the Neo-Gothic movement of the mid 19th Century, and it became known as the "Gothic Crown". Its reverse displayed a detailed cruciform design that was engraved by Wyon but designed by Scottish artist William Dyce, their talents combining to create one of history’s most artistically significant coins.

This limited-edition Gold Proof 2oz Masterpiece Collection edition features a faithful remaster of the 1847 Gothic Crown, delivered in a luxury presentation case with an informative booklet and certificate of authenticity.

MintEast India Company (modern) Mint MarkEIC Total Mintage125
Obverse
Saint Helena / Gold Two Ounces 2022 Gothic Crown - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders). In small letters on the left, the artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the rim is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · FIVE POUNDS ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, Saint Helena.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · FIVE POUNDS ·
Reverse
Saint Helena / Gold Two Ounces 2022 Gothic Crown - reverse photo

Within a decorated border, the reverse design represents the three nations brought together by the Act of Union in 1801 and depicts a crowned cruciform (in a cross pattern) shields bearing the three lions passant of England (twice, in positions 1 and 3), the lion rampant of Scotland (2), and the harp of Ireland (4). The shields are contained within a deeply tressured circular panel. In the angles are two roses, a shamrock and a thistle - the national plants of England, Scotland and Ireland respectively. In the centre there is a four-leafed flower.

At centre, a small flag of the Union (commonly known as The Union Jack), surrounded by the Order of the Garter inscribed with its motto HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE (translated from Old French: May he be shamed who thinks badly of it).

Around above, interrupted by St Edward's crown on top of the English shield, the inscription tueatur unita deus - May God guard these United (Kingdoms). Around below, also interrupted by the crown, the date of issue in Latin: anno dom mmxxi - abbreviated from Anno domini MMXXII - Year of Our Lord 2022. As on the obverse, all the lettering is in ornate Gothic style.

Next to the date, the EIC mint mark of the East India Company; the letters are separated by arrows radiating from the centre around which they are situated.

Reverse Inscription tueatur unita deus anno dom mmxxii
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity.
East India Company SKU: FG22GOTGP2OZ
Date of issue: 9 February 2022.
Issue price: £5,995.00

See also

The Gothic Crown design has been issued and re-issued in the following formats:
- Gothic Crown 1847 (the original edition)
- Gothic Crown 1853 (proof only re-issue)
- 10 kg Gold Proof, Gothic Crown, United Kingdom 2021
- 5 kg Gold Proof, Gothic Crown, United Kingdom 2021
- 2 kg Gold Proof, Gothic Crown, United Kingdom 2021
- 1 kg Gold Proof, Gothic Crown, Alderney 2021
- 1 kg Gold Proof, Gothic Crown, United Kingdom 2021
- 10 oz Gold Proof, Gothic Crown, United Kingdom 2021
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Gothic Crown, Alderney 2021
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Gothic Crown, St Helena 2022
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Gothic Crown, United Kingdom 2021
- 2 oz Gold Proof, Gothic Crown, Alderney 2021
- 2 oz Gold Proof, Gothic Crown, St Helena 2022
- 2 oz Gold Proof, Gothic Crown, United Kingdom 2021
- Five Sovereigns Gothic Crown, Alderney 2021
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Gothic Crown, Alderney 2021
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Gothic Crown, St Helena 2022
- Double Sovereign Gothic Crown, Saint Helena 2019
- Quarter Sovereign Gothic Crown, Alderney 2021
- 0.5 g Gold Proof, Gothic Crown, Alderney 2021
- 2 kg Silver Proof, Gothic Crown, United Kingdom 2021
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Gothic Crown, Alderney 2021
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Gothic Crown, St Helena 2022
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Gothic Crown, United Kingdom 2021
- 10 oz Silver Proof, Gothic Crown, Alderney 2021
- 10 oz Silver Proof, Gothic Crown, United Kingdom 2021
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Gothic Crown, St Helena 2022
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Gothic Crown, United Kingdom 2021
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Gothic Crown, Alderney 2021
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Gothic Crown, St Helena 2022
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Gothic Crown, United Kingdom 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Gothic Crown, Alderney 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Gothic Crown, St Helena 2022

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Gold Two Ounces 2022 Gothic Crown: Details
CountrySaint Helena
CurrencySaint Helena Pound
Coin TypeGold Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value5 (x Pound)
Total Mintage125
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerWilliam Wyon
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size45.000 mm
Mass62.200 g
OCC IDRNAZ-EGWC-BJXZ-EXJL
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