Bicentenary of Queen Victoria: Una and the Lion - 2019 Silver Proof/Reverse Frosted Bullion 2 Coin Set

Product Code: L6720100-L6720900


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Coin Highlights

  • 2019 1oz Fine 999. Silver Reverse Frosted Bullion & Proof Sterling Silver Coin Set
  • Issued on behalf of British Virgin Islands
  • Issue: 500
  • Unique set presentation box and individually numbered certificate of authenticity
  • The proof version is only available in this Limited Edition set


Pobjoy Mint are delighted to release a set that contains two 2019 Silver Una and the Lion coins in both Proof and Reverse Frosted finishes. The proof version is only available in this Limited Edition set, giving it a mintage of 500 coins worldwide.

The reverse design is a recreation of the beautiful and famous Una & the Lion design of 1839 which was created by the celebrated 19th century numismatic sculptor William Wyon. The theme for the coin was drawn from Edmund Spenser’s poem Faerie Queene which tells the tale of Una & the Lion which follows Princess Una after St. George had slayed the dragon and rescued her. During the course of their travels, Una met a lion who was so mesmerised by her beauty he became her companion and protector.  For the design, Una was modelled on the 19 year old Queen Victoria and shows Una, representing truth and purity gracefully pointing the way forward with the lion beside her.  The lion passant gardant is an ancient symbol of Britain.

The wording ‘DIEU ET MON DROIT’ meaning ‘God on my Right’, the motto of the British Monarch, appears in the surround of the coin with the year 2019 – MMXIX - shown in Roman numerals beneath the plinth on which Una & the Lion stand.

The obverse of these coins features a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who is the great, great granddaughter of Queen Victoria, produced exclusively for Pobjoy Mint.

These coins are shipped encapsulated in an acrylic capsule for protection and housed in a stunning red set box with a special numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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It is particularly apt that this coin is being issued on behalf of the Government of the British Virgin Islands as, during the reign of Queen Victoria, the harvesting of salt was one an annual tradition on Salt Island.  The residents would gather once a year to harvest the salt from the lake and it became customary for the Administrator of the Virgin Islands and later the Government of the Virgin Islands to send one pound of salt to the Monarch on their birthday.  This tradition disappeared but in 2015 this tradition was renewed and for the first time in many years a pound of salt from Salt Islands was presented to the Sovereign.

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Metal $10 Proof Sterling Silver / $1 BU Fine Silver
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms / 31.103gms
Issue Limit 500