Silver Rose Crown Guinea

Facts at a Glance

  • The Silver Rose Crown Guinea coin is official legal tender in Saint Helena and celebrates The East India Company’s history.
  • Its reverse side showcases the Rose Crown Shield and the coin’s weight, featuring the East India Company’s quality mint mark.
  • The obverse features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, along with details like the issuing country, denomination, and year.
  • The coin carries a legacy of trust and purity, with origins dating back to its first striking for King Charles II in 1663.
  • It was a symbol of Britain’s growing colonial influence, recognized and used globally, and its reputation for purity and consistency made it highly regarded in international trade.
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Description

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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Specifications

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

Please note, Birch Gold’s selection of products rotates over time. To learn more about Silver Rose Crown Guinea coins, their availability and current pricing, please call us at (800) 355-2116.

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