Silver Five Ounces 2022 Queen Victoria - Gothic, Coin from Saint Helena - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2022 Queen Victoria - Gothic, Coin from Saint Helena
CoinSilver Five Ounces 2022 Queen Victoria - Gothic

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 silver five ounces (5 oz silver) format, denominated as £5.

The Mint says about this coin:
William Wyon produced some of the most iconic coin designs of the Victorian era. His 1838 "Young Head" portrait of Victoria was so well liked by her that it graced the coins of her reign for nearly 50 years. His 1839 Una & the Lion used characters from Edmund Spencer’s medieval poem. In 1847, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Victoria becoming Queen, a silver crown was released with a new portrait by Wyon.

In a shift from his Neoclassical roots, Wyon’s obverse design was influenced by the fashionable Neo-Gothic movement, and with a similarly styled reverse design by Scottish artist William Dyce, it became known as the "Gothic Crown".

Our Masterpiece Collection Victoria Gothic Crown Pattern edition features a faithful remaster of William Wyon’s Gothic Victoria effigy, its every detail carefully reproduced by The East India Company using a combination of expert hand craftsmanship that Wyon himself would recognise, and the very best of modern minting techniques.

The obverse of this Masterpiece Collection edition features the Commonwealth coinage portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by celebrated artist Jody Clark. Unveiled in 2015, it is only the fifth definitive portrait of The Queen to appear on British circulating coins since her accession to the throne in 1952.

MintEast India Company (modern) Mint MarkEIC Total Mintage500
Obverse
Saint Helena / Silver Five Ounces 2022 Queen Victoria - Gothic - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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 · 5 POUNDS · 2022 ·. 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 · 5 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Reverse
Saint Helena / Silver Five Ounces 2022 Queen Victoria - Gothic - reverse photo

Within a decorated border, the reverse of the coin shows the young bust of Queen Victoria, facing left; the effigy is by William Wyon and is widely known as her Gothic Portrait.

The Queen is crowned with the Crown of Saint Edward, which has been used in the coronation of English monarchs since the 13th century. Her hair is braided and held back in a bun, with a braid looping around her ear. Her dress is decorated with rose, thistle and shamrock - the national plants of the constituent nations of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland and Ireland respectively).

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

Around, the monarch's legend: Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f: d (abbreviated from Victoria dei gratia britanniarum regina, fidei defensor - Victoria, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Britains, Defender of the Faith).

Reverse Inscription Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f: d
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: in presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Coin Name: 2022 Masterpiece Gothic Victoria Crown 5oz Silver Proof
East India Company SKU: FG22GOVSP5OZ
Date of issue: 15 July 2022.
Issue price: £495.00

See also

Queen Victoria's Gothic Portrait has been re-issued as:
- 2 kg Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, United Kingdom 2021
- 1 kg Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Alderney 2021
- 10 oz Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, United Kingdom 2021
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Alderney 2021
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022
- 2 oz Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Alderney 2021
- 2 oz Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, United Kingdom 2021
- 2 oz Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022
- Gold Crown, Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022
- Five Gold Sovereigns, Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Alderney 2021
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022
- 2 kg Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, United Kingdom 2021
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022
- 10 oz Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, United Kingdom 2021
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, United Kingdom 2021
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Alderney 2021
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, United Kingdom 2021
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Alderney 2021
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022
- Silver Crown, Proof, Queen Victoria Gothic Portrait, Saint Helena 2022

All (9) coins of type: Silver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Masterpiece - Una and the Lion 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Una and the Lion 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2021 The Three Graces 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 5 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Gothic Crown 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · FIVE POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Queen Victoria - Gothic 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 5 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Una and the Lion 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee 220 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 5 POUNDS 2022 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Faerie Queene 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · ST. HELENA · 2022 · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Goddess Hera 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · ST. HELENA · 2022 · 5 POUNDS ·
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Silver Five Ounces 2022 Queen Victoria - Gothic: Details
CountrySaint Helena
CurrencySaint Helena Pound
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
ReverseQueen Victoria - Gothic Portrait by William Wyon
Face Value5 (x Pound)
Total Mintage500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerWilliam Wyon
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass155.500 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-AWJV-OXJL
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