2020 The Great Engravers 'William Wyon' Three Graces 2oz Gold Proof Coin (COA #194)


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2020 The Great Engravers 'William Wyon' Three Graces 2oz Gold Proof Coin (COA #194)

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This series introduced in 2019 celebrates the work of the Royal Mint's great engravers over the past 200 years, recreating many of the iconic designs. The series to date contains two reworked masterpieces from William Wyon, the 2019 'Una and the Lion' and the 2020 (released 22nd February 2021) 'Three Graces' Proof coins available in silver and gold versions. The coins released to date are some of the most sought after issues produced by the Royal Mint for many, many years with the latest 'Three Graces' coin selling out in less than 1 minute after going on sale to the public. Within hours of the launch these coins were trading for many times their initial sale price, causing collectors worldwide to question such low mintages with so many disappointed that even the lowest denomination two ounce silver version were simply out of their reach.
The Three Graces
The original coin was a 1817 Pattern Crown inspired by Antonio Canova’s statue 'The Three Graces' which depict the daughters of Zeus, the Greek God of Sky and Thunder. The three daughters were said to represent 'Beauty' (Thalia), mirth (Euphrosyne), and elegance (Aglaea), this is the order in which they appear on William Wyon's masterful recreation of the statue. The original statue now resides in the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg Russia.
Coins from this series are remastered and worked from the original hand carved dies, the original dies have been reproduced using laser scanning technology, a technique that William Wyon himself could only have dreamt of. Then tiny imperfections present in the original works are corrected to form the new dies from which these beautiful coins are struck. Its fair to say we will see more releases in the Great Engravers series, and that they will all be extremely sought after.
Issue Limit 325
Denomination £200
Alloy 999.9 fine gold
Weight 62.42g
Diameter 40.00mm
Reverse Designer William Wyon
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
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