Official legal tender of the South Atlantic island nation of St. Helena, this new silver bullion coin celebrates the historic legacy of the East India Company and the age of Pax Britannica, when the sun never set on the British Empire. And it’s only available at Birch Gold Group.
Meet the St. Helena 1.25 oz silver standing lion guinea
The reverse of the fixed-mintage coin features the lion of England rampant gardant (heraldic terms for rearing up and facing the viewer). The lion, the defender of the Crown and Empire, holds the crown of England and stands on a rope and a globe. This represents the reach of the British Empire: Rope symbolizing the Age of Sail, and the globe standing in for the worldwide reach of the British merchant ships.
A shield displaying the Cross of St. George is a reference to the final guinea coin circulated in Britain in the late 1700s. Crossed scepters in the background represent the four points of the compass (and were also used on the first guineas minted during the reign of King Charles II). The wreath at the bottom of the heraldic display includes tea and cotton leaves, just two of the dozens of vital trade goods the East India Company supplied to Great Britain during the age of sail.
The obverse displays Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as portrayed by renowned sculptor Raphael Maklouf. Both obverse and reverse have backgrounds patterned with the East India Company’s trading flag insignia.
The guinea has been one of the world’s most respected coins in history, the bedrock of the British Empire’s reputation of trust and purity. As a symbol of British financial might, guineas were recognized and accepted worldwide. Seafaring traders relied on the guinea’s reputation as they roamed the world on the East India Company’s three-masted ships.
The unspoiled beauty of the island of St. Helena has a special bond with the UK generally and the East India Company in particular. The island became an essential resupply depot for the Company’s ships crossing the Atlantic ocean, and the East India Company actually minted St. Helena’s first coins in 1821.
The St. Helena 1.25-oz silver £1.25 standing lion guinea is available to Birch Gold Group customers only as a fixed-mintage product. Choose between home delivery or placement within a Precious Metals IRA.
To learn more about the St. Helena silver standing lion guinea and to get current pricing, please call us at (800) 355-2116.
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