1 oz 2018 Saint Helena Spade Guinea Silver Coin
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A tremendous symbol of trust and quality to East India Company merchants since 1663, the Spade Guinea is back, courtesy of the collaboration of St. Helena and The East India Company and issued as recognition of their shared heritage. Take home this timeless symbol of British pride and enrich your portfolio with a 1 oz 2018 Saint Helena Spade Guinea silver coin today.
- Ships individually in protective packaging
- Consisting of 1 oz of 999 Fine Silver
- Obverse: Features an early effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- Reverse: Features the ever recognizable Spade Guinea Shield, complete with its four arms of the UK, France, Ireland and Hanover, all beautifully set upon a field of the IEC's traditional, light catching field pattern.
The coin's reverse features the ever recognizable Spade Guinea Shield, complete with its four arms of the UK, France, Ireland and Hanover, all beautifully set upon a field of the IEC's traditional, light catching field pattern. Also on the reverse, the East India Company's respected mint mark, as well as details of the coin's weight and purity, set within a decorative, dotted border.
The coin's obverse imagery is set in high relief against the same IEC field pattern and consists of a miraculously detailed and wholly youthful effigy of Elizabeth II, as meticulously realized by sculptor Raphael Maklouf. Also on the obverse, the names, 'St. Helena' and 'Elizabeth II,' as well as the coin's denominational value, year of issue and the 'East India Company' title.
ABOUT SAINT HELENA
The tiny, isolated Island of Saint Helena is an unlikely candidate as one of the most significant and influential nations in terms of global trade. Yet, looking back and examining the collective history, St. Helena is an integral component of worldwide trade and commerce. The Island, which spans an area of 47 square miles, was seen as an oasis by explorers and conquerors such as the Dutch, Portuguese, and English, all vying for control of the crucial port. In 1658 the British claimed the Island by making it a fortress and a hub for lucrative expeditions to India, China, and the rest of the Eastern world. The trading hub has now reached unprecedented heights of success, accounting for half of the world’s trade, establishing a monopoly in cotton, silk, salt, spices and tea, among many others, contributing to the vast and enormous wealth of the British empire. The Island, which remains a British colony to this day, was a vital component in the rise of the British empire.
In multiples of 20 this will come in a plastic tube. In multiples of 400 this will come in a monster box.
|Spade Guinea Shield|
|Effigy of Elizabeth II|