2022 St. Helena 1 oz Silver Queens Virtues Truth Coin
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The 2022 St. Helena 1 oz Silver Queens Virtues Truth bullion coin is produced by the East India Trading Company and is guaranteed legal tender by the St. Helena government. The 1-ounce coin holds a face value of 1 pound.
Truth is the second virtue celebrated in The Queen’s Virtues Collection. Our inspiration is the glad-winged figure of Truth, holding a mirror to Nature to reveal the truth, standing in protection of a child bearing a palm-branch and a seated woman searching in a scroll for the truth.
It is said that the Victorian Era set the foundation for the basic principle and importance of being and acting truthfully as a core virtue and it can be directly attributed to Queen Victoria herself. Equally Queen Elizabeth II is known to have a compelling sense of herself as a spiritual being who is a searcher and seeker of truth.
The allegorical presentation of the Queen’s six virtues was first presented on the Victoria Memorial, situated outside Buckingham Palace. Designed after Queen Victoria’s death in 1901, The Winged Angel of Victory is featured at the very top of the monument and crouched at her feet are the allegorical figures of Courage and Constancy. Courage wears a helmet and bears a club, while Constancy holds a ship’s compass, and both have cloaks swirling out in the breeze. Beneath stand personifications of Justice, Truth and Charity.
Designed and sculpted by Sir Thomas Brock, he described the symbolism of the monument as devoted to the "qualities which made our Queen so great and so much beloved. “
Each classic allegorical design incapsulates the personification of both Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. These virtues are widely acknowledged as principles founded by Queen Victoria in the Victorian Age and are to this day carried forward by Queen Elizabeth II and so remain today the core virtues of the British nation.