Silver Ounce 2018 Spade Guinea, Coin from Saint Helena - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2018 Spade Guinea, Coin from Saint Helena
CoinSilver Ounce 2018 Spade Guinea

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 popular silver ounce (1 oz silver) format, usually denominated as £1.

This bullion silver ounce coin denominated as £1 is the first issue in the Spade Guinea coin range by The East India Company.

The guinea was once the most respected and internationally recognised coinage in the world. First issued in 1663 during the reign of King Charles II, the guinea gold coins went through various designs and were issued by England and its many overseas colonies for nearly 200 years. The gold coin was the first machine-coin gold piece from the Royal Mint and it would eventually become an international symbol of Great Britain's growing power and influence during the 17th and 18th centuries.

MintEast India Company (modern) Mint MarkEIC Mintageunknown
Obverse
Saint Helena / Silver Ounce 2018 Spade Guinea - 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, the face value and the date of issue. ST. HELENA · QUEEN ELIZABETH II · 2018 · £1 · THE EAST INDIA COMPANY ·.

Note that the face value is abbreviated as £1. The background has a decorative geometric pattern.

Obverse Inscription ST. HELENA · QUEEN ELIZABETH II · 2018 · £1 · THE EAST INDIA COMPANY ·
Reverse
Saint Helena / Silver Ounce 2018 Spade Guinea - reverse photo

At its centre, the reverse of the coin shows the Shield of the Royal Coat of Arms of King George I, current in 1714. It reflects the recent union of the crowns of England and Scotland - represented by the three lions of England and the lion of Scotland in the top left quarter, the King's claim to the throne of France - represented by the fleur-de-lis (three lilies) top right, his capacity of King of Ireland represented by the harp of Ireland in the bottom left quarter, and the merger of the House of Hanover (of which George I was Elector) with the British crown, represented by the Coat of Arms of the House of Hanover in the bottom right corner (featuring the white horse of Hanover as the primary element among three other elements marking the monarchs lands in Brunswick and Luneburg, with the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire).

The shield is crowned with St Edward's Crown, and has a narrowing shape which resembles the head of a spade, giving the coin its nickname, the Spade Guinea.

The background of the centre has a decorative geometric pattern.

Around the rim, the inscription ONE OUNCE · GUINEA · 999 SILVER. In the rim below, 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 ONE OUNCE · GUINEA · 999 SILVER
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: bullion (Brilliant Uncirculated).
Packaging: individual coin in plastic flip, or 20 in mint tube, or 400 in master box.

See also

Saint Helena coins with historic Guinea designs include:
- 42 g Gold Proof, Spade Five Guineas 2023
- 16.8 g Gold Proof, Spade Two Guineas 2023
- 8.4 g Gold Proof, Military Guinea 2020
- 8.4 g Gold Proof, Spade Guinea 2023
- 8.4 g Gold Proof, Standing Lion Guinea 2023
- 8 g Gold Proof, Standing Lion Guinea 2013
- 7.98 g Sovereign, Gold Proof, Spade Guinea 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion, Rose Crown Guinea 2018
- 4.2 g Gold Proof, Spade Half Guinea 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion, Rose Crown Guinea 2020
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion, Rose Crown Guinea 2022
- 4.2 g Gold Proof, Spade Half Guinea 2023
- 2.1 g Gold Proof, Rose Crown Quarter Guinea 2020
- 2.1 g Gold Proof, Spade Half Guinea 2023
- 1.25 oz Silver Bullion, Rose Crown Guinea 2018
- 1.25 oz Silver Bullion, Rose Crown Guinea 2020
- 1.25 oz Silver Bullion, Rose Crown Guinea 2021
- 1.25 oz Silver Bullion, Standing Lion Guinea 2021
- 1.25 oz Silver Bullion, Rose Crown Guinea 2022
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Spade Guinea 2018
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Spade Guinea 2019
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Military Guinea 2022
- 1/10 oz Silver Bullion, Spade Guinea 2020
- 1/10 oz Silver Bullion, Spade Guinea 2021
- 1/10 oz Silver Bullion, Spade Guinea 2022
- 1/10 oz Silver Bullion, Spade Guinea 2023

All (37) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Ounce 2018 Spade Guinea unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ST. HELENA · QUEEN ELIZABETH II · 2018 · £1 · THE EAST INDIA COMPANY ·
Silver Ounce 2018 British Trade Dollar 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark QUEEN ELIZABETH II · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2018 ·
Silver Ounce 2018 US Trade Dollar 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark QUEEN ELIZABETH II · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2018 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Chinese Trade Dollar 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark QUEEN ELIZABETH II · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Spade Guinea unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ST. HELENA · QUEEN ELIZABETH II · 2019 · £1 · THE EAST INDIA COMPANY ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Cash - Bengal Tiger 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Cash - The Peacock 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Una and the Lion, Bullion 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Japanese Trade Dollar 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark QUEEN ELIZABETH II · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 French Trade Dollar 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark QUEEN ELIZABETH II · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2020 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Cash - The Elephant 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Una and the Lion, Bullion 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Modern Chinese Trade Dollar 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark QUEEN ELIZABETH II · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Napoleon's Angel, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ST. HELENA · QUEEN ELIZABETH II · 2021 · £1 · THE EAST INDIA COMPANY ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Queen's Virtues - Victory, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ST. HELENA · QUEEN ELIZABETH II · 2021 · £1 · ONE OUNCE 999 SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Una and the Lion, Bullion 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Cash - The Cobra 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Military Guinea unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ST. HELENA · QUEEN ELIZABETH II · 2022 · £1 · THE EAST INDIA COMPANY ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Cash - The Rhino 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Goddess Hera 11,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · ST. HELENA · 2022 · 1 POUND ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Modern British Trade Dollar 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark QUEEN ELIZABETH II · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Truth, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ST. HELENA · QUEEN ELIZABETH II · 2022 · £1 · ONE OUNCE 999 SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Pegasus unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ST. HELENA QUEEN ELIZABETH II 2022 £1 ONE OUNCE 999 SILVER
Silver Ounce 2023 Modern Japanese Trade Dollar 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark QUEEN ELIZABETH II · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2023 ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Faerie Queene - Una and Redcrosse 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · ST. HELENA · 2023 · 1 POUND ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Una and the Lion, Bullion 10,000 King Charles III - Portrait by Glyn Davies CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Goddess Eos 11,000 King Charles III - Portrait by Glyn Davies CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND · 2023 ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Cash - The Macaque 7,500 King Charles III - Portrait by Glyn Davies CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2023 ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Modern United States Trade Dollar 6,000 King Charles III - Portrait by Glyn Davies CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND · 2023 ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Boston Tea Party, Bullion unknown King Charles III - Portrait by Glyn Davies ST. HELENA · KING CHARLES III · 2023 · £1 · ONE OUNCE 999 SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Britannia Memorial 12,022 King Charles III - Portrait by Glyn Davies CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND · 2023 ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Pegasus unknown King Charles III - Portrait by Glyn Davies £1 ST. HELENA KING CHARLES III 2023 ONE OUNCE 999 SILVER
Silver Ounce 2024 Una and the Lion, Bullion 10,000 King Charles III - Portrait by Glyn Davies CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND ·
Silver Ounce 2024 Faerie Queene - Una and the Lion 5,000 King Charles III - Portrait by Glyn Davies CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND · 2024 ·
Silver Ounce 2024 Goddess Cybele 11,000 King Charles III - Portrait by Glyn Davies CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND · 2024 ·
Silver Ounce 2024 Athena Owl unknown King Charles III - Portrait by Glyn Davies ST. HELENA · KING CHARLES III · 2024 · £1 · ONE OUNCE 999 SILVER ·
Silver Ounce 2024 Cash - Snow Leopard 7,500 King Charles III - Portrait by Glyn Davies CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2024 ·
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Silver Ounce 2018 Spade Guinea: Details
CountrySaint Helena
CurrencySaint Helena Pound
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
ReverseRoyal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
Face Value1 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.6100 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDPMVR-EAPC-RJVZ-ONQG
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Silver Ounce 2018 Spade Guinea: Photos
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Silver Ounce 2018 Spade Guinea: Photo 2018 1 oz Saint Helena Silver Spade Guinea Shield Coin / thumbnail 2018 1 oz Saint Helena Silver Spade Guinea Shield Coin
Copyright: JM Bullion
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Silver Ounce 2018 Spade Guinea: Photo 2018 1 oz Saint Helena Silver Spade Guinea Shield Coin / thumbnail 2018 1 oz Saint Helena Silver Spade Guinea Shield Coin
Copyright: JM Bullion
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