Official legal tender of Saint Helena, this spectacular silver coin in an unusual weight celebrates the history of its maker, The East India Company.
The reverse of the Silver Rose Crown Guinea features the Rose Crown Shield, the coin’s weight and bears the quality mint mark of the East India Company. The obverse bears the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by internationally renowned sculptor Raphael Maklouf, the issuing country St. Helena, the denomination £1.25, and the year date 2018. Both the obverse and reverse feature a distinct East India Company traditional pattern in the fields.
The Guinea is one of the world’s most respected gold coinages in history carrying with it a reputation of trust and purity. First struck in 1663 for King Charles II it became the pride of Britain’s coinage for 150 years. Decus et Tutamen, Latin for “an Ornament and a Safeguard,” appeared on King Charles II’s five guinea coins. These iconic words, long associated with the guinea, are now found on modern gold Britannias and silver Britannia coins.
A symbol of Britain’s rising colonial power, the guinea was accepted and used for payment worldwide, from Bombay to Berlin, Toronto to Timbuktu. The guinea’s reputation for purity and consistency were celebrated everywhere The East India Company’s fleet docked.
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Weight: 1.25 troy oz
Diameter: 1.5 inches
Face value: £1.25
Purity: 0.999 silver
Packaging: 16 coins per tube, 2 tubes per master box. Total 320 coins for 400 ounces