Una and The Lion

2019 Una and The Lion Coins

In celebration of the work of The Great Engravers, in 2019 the Royal Mint released low mintage precious metals coins struck in Gold and Silver Proof known as Una and The Lion Coins.

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These are low-mintage silver and gold coins that are sold out at The Royal Mint.

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Issued in denominations of

  • £5000 Gold Proof 5 Kilo Coin
  • £2000 Gold Proof 2 Kilo Coin
  • £1000 Gold Proof Kilo Coin
  • £500 Gold Proof 5oz Coin
  • £200 Gold Proof 2oz Coin
  • £5 Silver Proof 2oz Coin

Other coin releases in The Great Engravers coin set include The Three Graces, The Gothic Crown and The Gothic Crown Portrait.

Two-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

Una and The Lion 2oz Silver Coin
Una and The Lion 2oz Silver Coin

Limited Edition 3,000
Issue Price: £180.00

  • A Limited Edition Presentation of 3,000 coins
  • One of the world’s most beautiful coins
  • Celebrate one of the greatest artists to have ever worked on British coinage
  • A ‘soft’ Proof finish mirrors that of the original
  • PRODUCT CODE: UK19UL2S

Una and the Lion returns in two-ounce silver

Una and the Lion is a coin of stunning artistry and beautifully intricate detail.

The Great Engravers, a 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.

Una and the Lion UK Two-Ounce Silver Proof Coin Specification

SPECIFICATION VALUE
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

 

Two-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Una and the Lion Gold Coin
Una and the Lion Gold Coin

Limited Edition 225

Issue Price: £4,370.00

 
  • A Limited Edition Presentation of just 225 coins
  • A reinterpretation of one of the world’s most beautiful coins
  • Celebrates the artistry of William Wyon
  • The ‘soft’ Proof finish mirrors that of the original
  • Sold Out
  • PRODUCT CODE: UK19UL2G

Una and the Lion – a numismatic treasure remastered in two-ounce gold

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.

Una and the Lion UK Two-Ounce Gold Proof Coin 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

There was also a Kilo Gold Proof Coin with a very Limited Edition of 12 coins

Created by William Wyon

William Wyon Portrait
William Wyon Portrait

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.

Chief Engraver William Wyon was one of the finest artists to have ever worked on British coinage, his output between 1816 and 1851 was as impressive as it was prolific.

Beginning with the Three Graces pattern crown of 1817, the seated Britannia of the 1820s, the lion sixpences and shillings of George IV, and a regal Una and the Lion on the famous five-pound piece of 1839. But he is perhaps most famous for his coin and medal portraits of Queen Victoria.

Who is Una and The Lion?

Una Lion
Una and the Lion

The Faerie Queen is a poem which features Una as the beautiful young daughter of a king and queen who have been imprisoned by a ferocious dragon.

Una undertakes a quest to free her parents however she she encounters a fierce lion on her journey to save them.

The lion is so captivated by Una’s beauty that he abandons his plan to eat her and vows instead to become her protector and companion.

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