2021 The Great Engravers 'William Wyon' Gothic Portrait Crown 5oz Silver Proof Coin

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2021 The Great Engravers 'William Wyon' Gothic Portrait Crown 5oz Silver Proof Coin

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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 three reworked masterpieces from William Wyon, the 2019 'Una and the Lion' and the 2020 'Three Graces' and, now the beautiful 1847 Gothic Crown which is to be released in 2 parts, the 1st showing the original reverse design and the 2nd due early in 2022 featuring the obverse. All are 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 Gothic Portrait Crown
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The second of a 2 part coin release continuing the extremely popular Great Engravers series features the original reverse with the 5th head portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark on the obverse dated 2021. Unlike the original coins they have been reproduced with a milled edge. As is now usual with the Great Engraver series all coins in the release sold out within an hour of going on sale. Part 2 featuring the original Gothic portrait obverse will follow early in the new year and will no doubt be just as sought after.
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William Wyon Chief Engraver from 1828 until his death in 1851 was probably at the very peak of his career when he produced the 1847 Gothic Crown. Considered to be one of the most beautiful coins ever produced, the design features a Gothic Portrait of Queen Victoria dressed in an ornate lace gothic style dress. A style that Victoria was very found of, as it enjoyed a revival in the early Victorian period. The Latin legends translates on obverse as "Victoria by the Grace of God, Queen of the Britain's, Defender of the Faith,".
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The reverse is no less subdued featuring a crowned cruciform of shields, emblems in angles, garter star in the centre, with the date in roman numerals in lower right of the legend. Just 8000 were issued in 1847 with the edge inscription 'undecimo' which translates in English to 'Eleventh' this is to mark Victoria's 11th year of reign. The Latin legend translates to "May God guard these united, in the year of our Lord 1847."
Issue Limit 500
Denomination £10
Alloy 999 Fine Silver
Weight 156.30g
Diameter 65.00mm
Reverse Designer William Wyon
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
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