2022 St. Helena 10 oz Rectangular Queen’s Virtues Victory Silver Coin
|Weight (Au, Ag, Pt):||10 ozt|
|Minted by:||East India Company|
|Face Value:||10 pound|
|Coins Per Tube:||N/A|
|Sell to Us:||Spot + $1.00/oz|
The 2022 St. Helena 10 oz Silver Queens Virtues Victory bullion coin is produced by the East India Trading Company and is guaranteed legal tender by the St. Helena government. The 10-ounce coin holds a face value of 10 pounds.
This coin in this magnificent series represents Victory, perhaps one of the most prominent virtues a Monarch can behold. Defined as the success or triumph of overcoming an enemy, Victory is a key element in both Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Victory signals the end of conflict and a celebration of peace. The Queen as Sovereign is Head of the Armed Forces and is still the only person able to formally declare war and more crucially, an end to conflict.
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.