The Three Graces

The Great Engravers Collection continues with The Three Graces, one of the world’s most sought-after coin designs.

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Skillfully reinterpreted, modern striking techniques breathe new life into William Wyon early career masterpiece.

The Three Graces
The Three Graces

The Three Graces is the second release in The Great Engravers series from The Royal Mint following the Una And The Lion release in November 2019.

Three of the four coins sold out at The Royal Mint website within 14 minutes of release at 9 am.

Three Graces
Three Graces

The Silver proof coin sold out a few minutes later at 9.22 am

Three Graces Two-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

Limited Edition 3,500

Three Graces Silver Proof
Three Graces Silver Proof

Issue Price: £250.00

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  • Build your collection of coins celebrating the Great Engravers
  • The first coin in this series sold out completely
  • Own a reinterpretation of one of the world’s most sought-after coin designs
  • Celebrate one of the greatest artists to have ever worked on British coinage
  • Finished to the finest Proof standard
  • Product Code: UK20WW2S

Una and The Lion

Working entirely by hand, in Una and the Lion William Wyon created one of the world’s most beautiful coins.

Last struck by The Royal Mint during the 1880s, the coin has been carefully restored with the benefit of modern minting techniques. Precision detailing complements the artistry of the original. Created using the die Wyon himself used, remastered to remove historical blemishes, this modern interpretation breathes new life into this cherished design.

The Una and the Lion coins sold out quickly at the time of release. There were three coins available:

Una and the Lion UK Two-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

Una and The Lion
Una and The Lion
  • A Limited Edition Presentation of 3,000 coins
  • A ‘soft’ Proof finish mirrors that of the original
  • Issue Price: £180.00
  • Product code: UK19UL2S
  • Sold Out

Una and the Lion returns in two-ounce silver

Una and the Lion is a coin of stunning artistry and beautifully intricate detail. As we launch The Great Engravers, a new collection celebrating the past masters of their craft, Wyon’s deft touch is still evident here. Reverse engineered using dies remastered from the original, the design has been brought back to life using modern minting techniques. Struck in two ounces of fine silver and finished to the finest Proof standard, it’s a beautiful homage to the original coin.

Specification

DENOMINATION £5
MAXIMUM COIN MINTAGE 3000
ALLOY 999 Fine Silver
WEIGHT 62.42 g
DIAMETER 40.00mm
REVERSE DESIGNER William Wyon
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
QUALITY Proof
YEAR 2019
EDGE Milled
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN United Kingdom

Una and the Lion Gold Proof Coins

Two-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Una and the Lion Gold Coin
Una and the Lion Gold Coin
 
  • Limited Edition 225
  • Issue Price: £4,485.00
  • Product Code: UK19UL2G
  • Sold Out

Specification

DENOMINATION £200
MAXIMUM COIN MINTAGE 225
ALLOY 999.9 Fine Gold
WEIGHT 62.42 g
DIAMETER 40.00mm
REVERSE DESIGNER William Wyon
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
QUALITY Proof
YEAR 2019
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN United Kingdom

Una and the Lion Kilo Gold Proof Coin

una and the lion kilo gold proof coin
Una and the Lion Kilo Gold Proof Coin
  • Limited Edition 12 coins
  • Issue Price: Undisclosed
  • Sold Out

The Great Engravers

Chief Engraver from 1828 until his death in 1851, William Wyon RA was a craftsman of rare talent.

Determined to elevate numismatic art, his rivalry with Benedetto Pistrucci energised him further, producing a legacy of exquisite coinage portraits.

Chief Engraver from 1828 until his death in 1851, many collectors consider William Wyon RA to be one of the finest artists to have ever worked on British coinage.

Who are The Three Graces?

The story of The Three Graces is that in Theogony Hesiod describes three Graces: Aglaea (personifying Radiance), Euphrosyne (Joy), and Thalia (Flowering).

He reports that their parents were Zeus and Eurynome.

The three goddesses from ancient Greek mythology called the Graces, known in Greek as the Charites.

Originally, goddesses of nature, came to be generally considered as companions of Aphrodite (Venus), the goddess of Love and Beauty.

According to poetic and literary tradition, the Graces were three in number, and their names were Euphrosyne, Thalia, and Aglaia.

Eternally young and lovely, they represented charm, beauty, and human creativity, and were depicted naked, originally holding attributes such as apples, roses, and sprigs of myrtle.

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