Product Code: L2364302
Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of a beautiful 2019 set of coins on behalf of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands which marks the Bi-Centenary of the Birth of Queen Victoria.
It is therefore particularly apt that to mark this anniversary the two coins from South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands feature images from Queen Victoria’s Great Seal. The coin in the set shows the obverse of the seal with Queen Victoria riding on horseback, crowned and holding a sceptre. A page is shown alongside who is holding the horse’s reins.
The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II produced exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.
Born on 24th May 1819 at Kensington Palace, Victoria was christened ‘Alexandrina Victoria’ but from birth was formally addressed as Her Royal Highness Princess Victoria of Kent. Victoria’s first language was German but at the young age of three years she learnt to speak English and French. She became Queen Victoria at 18 years of age and was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20th June 1837 until her death on 22nd January 1901. Her reign of 63 years, seven months and two days was longer than that of any of her predecessors. The Victorian Era was a period of great change in Britain, with the Empire expanding to the largest that had ever existed, ruling nearly a quarter of the world’s population.
Captain James Cook first landed on South Georgia in 1775 and claimed the island for Great Britain. The claim was then formalized in 1843 by the issuing of Letters Patent. These Legal documents issued by the Monarch enabled the formal creation of a government for the islands. Letters Patent are made official with the inclusion of the Great Seal of the Realm. This is created when sealing wax is melted into a metal mould and impressed into a wax disc that is attached to a cord or ribbon to documents that the Monarch wishes to make official. As the British Letters Patent were issued during Queen Victoria’s reign, they would have been endorsed by her Great Seal.
|Metal||Proof Fine 999. 1/25 oz Gold £4|
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