Silver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Courage, Coin from Saint Helena - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Courage, Coin from Saint Helena
CoinSilver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Courage

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 design is the fifth in The Queen's Virtues Series and represents Courage.

The Mint says about it:
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".

The design of this coin is inspired by Brock’s statue. Courage is represented by a seated female figure, helmeted and with a billowing cloak, holding a club in her right hand. The club is thought to symbolise determination and bravery. Seated at the base of Victory, Courage is demonstrated as being essential to being victorious.

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

MintEast India Company (modern) Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage3,250
Obverse
Saint Helena / Silver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Courage - 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The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the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: QUEEN ELIZABETH II · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2022 ·.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2022 ·
Reverse
Saint Helena / Silver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Courage - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts the allegorical figure of Courage - a seated female, helmeted and with a billowing cloak, holding a club in her right hand. On the plinth behind her, the shield of the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom.

Around left, the inscription FORTES · FORTUNA · ADIUVAT - a Latin proverb meaning "Fortune favours the brave".

Reverse Inscription FORTES · FORTUNA · ADIUVAT
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: in presentation case, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
East India Company SKU: FG22COUSP1OZ
Date of issue: October 2022.
Issue price: £99.00

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

Silver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Courage: Known varieties
Variety Gilded Proof
Images Saint Helena / Silver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Courage / Gilded Proof - obverse photo Saint Helena / Silver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Courage / Gilded Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 750 (included in total)
Details

Boxed proof with selective gold plating on the reverse, in presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

East India Company SKU: FG22COUSP1OZSGP. Issue price: £124.95

All (30) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Crown 2017 Testern 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Raphael Maklouf ST. HELENA · QUEEN ELIZABETH II · 25 PENCE · 2017 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - Queen Elizabeth I 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 25 PENCE · 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - James I 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 25 PENCE · 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - Charles II 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 25 PENCE · 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - William III 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 25 PENCE · 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - Queen Anne 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 25 PENCE · 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - George II 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 25 PENCE · 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - George III 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 25 PENCE · 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - William IV 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 25 PENCE · 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2019 Empire - Queen Victoria 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 25 PENCE · 2019 ·
Silver Ounce 2020 Una and the Lion, Proof 1,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Masterpiece - Una and the Lion 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Una and the Lion, Proof 1,750 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND ·
Silver Ounce 2021 The Three Graces 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Napoleon's Angel, Proof 2,642 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Napoleon 200th Anniversary 1,821 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ST. HELENA · 2021 ELIZABETH II · ONE POUND ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Napoleon - Bees 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Napoleon - Monogram 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Queen's Virtues - Victory, Proof 3,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark QUEEN ELIZABETH II · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2021 Queen's Virtues - Truth 3,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark QUEEN ELIZABETH II · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2021 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Una and the Lion, Proof 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Gothic Crown 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Queen Victoria - Gothic 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Platinum Jubilee 2,022 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · F · D · ST. HELENA · 1 POUND 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Faerie Queene 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · ST. HELENA · 2022 · 1 POUND ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Charity 3,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark QUEEN ELIZABETH II · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Justice 3,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark QUEEN ELIZABETH II · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Courage 3,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark QUEEN ELIZABETH II · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Constancy 3,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark QUEEN ELIZABETH II · ST. HELENA · ONE POUND · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2023 Faerie Queene 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Uncouped Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · ST. HELENA · 2023 · 1 POUND ·
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Silver Ounce 2022 Queen's Virtues - Courage: Details
CountrySaint Helena
CurrencySaint Helena Pound
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Uncouped version)
Face Value1 (x Pound)
Total Mintage3,250
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerElles Kloosterman
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-BBGR-OJZN
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