Platinum Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Truth, Coin from Saint Helena - detailed information

Platinum Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Truth, Coin from Saint Helena
CoinPlatinum Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Truth

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 platinum ounce (1 oz) format, usually denominated as £100.

This design is the second in The Queen's Virtues Series and represents Truth.

Truth is the principle of being and acting truthfully. The allegorical personification of Truth is depicted as a winged figure holding a mirror in her right arm, symbolic of self-truth. Next to her stands a child bearing a palm-branch, whom she comforts demonstrating the role of us all to protect the innocent.

Taking its inspiration from the allegorical figure of the virtue of Truth as depicted on the Victoria Memorial situated outside Buckingham Palace, this second design in the series features the words VINCIT OMNIA VERITAS on the proof version, and the English translation TRUTH CONQUERS ALL on the bullion version.

The allegorical presentation of the Queen’s six virtues was first presented on the Victoria Memorial, situated outside Buckingham Palace. Designed after Queen Victoria’s death in 1901, The Winged Angel of Victory is featured at the very top of the monument and crouched at her feet are the allegorical figures of Courage and Constancy. Courage wears a helmet and bears a club, while Constancy holds a ship’s compass, and both have cloaks swirling out in the breeze. Beneath stand personifications of Justice, Truth and Charity. Designed and sculpted by Sir Thomas Brock, he described the symbolism of the monument as devoted to the “qualities which made our Queen so great and so much beloved".

All coins in the series have been designed by Dutch medallist Elles Kloosterman.

MintEast India Company (modern) Mint MarkEIC Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Saint Helena / Platinum Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Truth - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right (her effigy known as the "Third Portrait"). The Queen is wearing the royal diadem which she wears on her way to and from the State Opening of Parliament, a pearl necklace and earrings.

Incuse in tiny letters on the neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Around, the monarch's legend and the date of issue: ST. HELENA · QUEEN ELIZABETH II · 2022 · £100 · ONE OUNCE 999.5 PLATINUM ·.

Note that the face value is abbreviated as £100, and the inscription also shows the precious metal content (unlike on the proof coins in the series).

The background has a decorative geometric pattern.

Obverse Inscription ST. HELENA · QUEEN ELIZABETH II · 2022 · £100 · ONE OUNCE 999.5 PLATINUM ·
Reverse
Saint Helena / Platinum Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Truth - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts the allegorical figure of Truth. She is bare breasted and winged, and holds a mirror in her right hand; her left hand rests on the shoulder of a child holding a palm frond. The background has a decorative geometric pattern.

Around left, the inscription TRUTH · CONQUERS · ALL.

Below right in the rim, 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 TRUTH · CONQUERS · ALL
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Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).

See also

Coins in The Queen's Virtues series issued for Saint Helena are (ordered by metal / size / design / year):
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, The Queen's Virtues - Victory, 2021
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, The Queen's Virtues - Truth, 2022
- 1/10 oz Platinum Bullion, The Queen's Virtues - Victory, 2021
- 1/10 oz Platinum Bullion, The Queen's Virtues - Truth, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, The Queen's Virtues - Victory, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Queen's Virtues - Victory, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Queen's Virtues - Truth, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, The Queen's Virtues - Truth, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Queen's Virtues - Charity, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Queen's Virtues - Justice, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Queen's Virtues - Courage, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Queen's Virtues - Constancy, 2022
- 10 oz Silver Bullion (Rectangle), The Queen's Virtues - Victory, 2022
- 5 oz Silver Bullion, The Queen's Virtues - Victory, 2022
- 5 oz Silver Bullion, The Queen's Virtues - Truth, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, The Queen's Virtues - Victory, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Queen's Virtues - Victory, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, The Queen's Virtues - Truth, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Queen's Virtues - Truth, 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Queen's Virtues - Charity, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Queen's Virtues - Justice, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Queen's Virtues - Courage, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Queen's Virtues - Constancy, 2022

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Platinum Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Truth: Details
CountrySaint Helena
CurrencySaint Helena Pound
Coin TypePlatinum Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value100 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
DesignerElles Kloosterman
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.000 mm
Thickness2.300 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDMXKD-EKQC-KAMG-EWQJ
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