My first new listing in quite a while. Keep an eye on my page for a bunch of new listings over the next couple of weeks. This is in the original government packaging. Came straight from the mint to me in 2019. The box has only been opened twice. Once when it arrived and again to photograph it. Please note: the last image is a stock image from the mint’s website. The other 3 photos are of the actual coin that you will receive. This fine new series is introduced by the Royal Mint. Starting with William Wyon, The Great Engravers Collection is a new series from The Royal Mint celebrating some of the most iconic coin designs in numismatic history. Una and the Lion, created by William Wyon, is the first design to feature in the collection and is widely considered one of the worlds most beautiful designs. For this collection the design has been remastered from an original die for modern striking techniques and its a fitting place to start this journey through the past. Chief Engraver at The Royal Mint from 1828 until his death 1851, William Wyon was as talented as he was prolific, leaving a legacy few can rival, and his Una and the Lion is a design that stands out above all others. Commemorate the start of Queen Victorias reign in 1837, the design casts the young queen in the role of Una, while the lion she leads represents the British people. Aside from his Una and the Lion, Wyons notable works include his romantic take on St George and the dragon for Prince Alberts personal medal of 1845, the magnificent Gothic crown featuring a medieval-style portrait of Queen Victoria, introduced in 1847, and the commemorative medal designed for the Great Exhibition of 1851. This stunning 2019 UK Great Engravers Una and the Lion 2 oz Silver is a fitting reintroduction to past design and engraving excellence that set the benchmark for the master-craft of coinage design and production. This piece is worthy of your full attention! 2019 UK Great Engravers Una and the Lion 2 oz Silver. Inaugural release of new limited mintage series produced by the Royal Mint. Extremely limited mintage of only 3,000 pieces for global distribution! Each coin arrives in an attractive box and includes a fine booklet. Obverse displays the fine effigy of Queen Elizabeth II produced by Jody Clark. Inscriptions encircling the rim include, ELIZABETH II. Reverse features the timeless beauty of the original 1839 release depicting the young Queen Victoria as Una, the lead character in the legendary poem by Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queen (1590), an ancient poem, which is certainly an enjoyable read, particularly as the characters were selected as the basis for the coins design. Legal Tender face value of 5 Pounds. The item “Great Britain 2019 Great Engravers 2 oz Silver Coin OGP Una and Lion” is in sale since Monday, September 6, 2021. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\UK (Great Britain)\Commemorative”. The seller is “chrisb8626″ and is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, United Kingdom.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Certification: Uncertified
- Year: 2019
- Composition: Silver