2oz Great Britain The Great Engravers Collection - Three Graces And Gothic Crown Quartered Arms .999 Silver Proof Coin ( 2 Coin Bundle Set)

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The Great Engravers Collection from The Royal Mint celebrates some of the most iconic coin designs in numismatic history.

<About Three Graces >

 The Three Graces is the second release in the series. Created by William Wyon RA at the start of his career, only around 50 examples were struck, making it one of the world’s most sought-after coin designs. In homage to the original, modern striking techniques breathe new life into Wyon’s masterpiece.

Struck to showcase the skills of an ambitious young engraver after Benedetto Pistrucci’s designs for the newly recoined half-crown, shillings and sixpence of 1816 attracted criticism from certain quarters; the design conveys the unity of the nations after the Act of Union of 1801 between Great Britain and Ireland. Wyon was an extraordinary talent and has a legacy few can rival. His later work included his romantic take on St George and the dragon for Prince Albert’s personal medal of 1845, the magnificent Gothic Crown, introduced in 1847, and the medal designed for the Great Exhibition of 1851.

 

<About Gothic Crown>
 
The third rlease of the series - The collection continues with the first coin based on the Gothic Crown – William Wyon RA’s career masterpiece. First issued in 1847, it was so popular that most Victorian numismatists collected them straight from the Bank of England as soon as they were issued.
 
Featuring the reverse design created for the Gothic Crown, the coin displays a quartered shield design that has a long tradition in British numismatics. Inspired in part by the Scottish artist William Dyce RA, the design represents a stylistic departure for Wyon and is indicative of the wider artistic movement known as the Gothic Revival, which was highly fashionable at the time. This release will be followed by a second coin featuring the obverse design that adorns the original Gothic Crown – an ornate portrait of Queen Victoria.
More Information
Year 2020 | 2021
Metal Content Silver
Denomination GBP | 5 GBP
Purity 999
Condition Proof
Country United Kingdom
Manufacturer The Royal Mint
Mintage 3,500 | 3,750
Diameter (mm) 40 | 40
Series The Great Engravers Collection
Box & Certificate in 2 individual Boxes