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The ‘Queen’s Virtues’ were first revealed to the public as part of the Victoria Memorial, commissioned shortly after the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901. Eminent sculptor Sir Thomas Brock was briefed to design its central monument, which was formally unveiled by King George V in 1911.

Brock’s design featured a number of allegorical characters; the gold-gilded winged angel of Victory stands at the very top, with the figures of Courage and Constancy at her feet, themselves standing above representations of Truth, Justice and Charity and a magnificent, seated sculpture of Queen Victoria herself.

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2021 Queens Virtues Victory 1oz Silver Proof Coin with Selective Gold Plate

ONLY 750 COINS WORLDWIDE

The Queen’s Virtues are six virtues founded by Queen Victoria. The third coin portrays Victory, one of the most prominent virtues of a Monarch.

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This first coin in our new series portrays Victory. Defined as the success or triumph of overcoming an enemy, Victory is a key element in both Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Victory signals the end of conflict and a celebration of peace. The Queen is Head of the Armed Forces and the only person able to formally declare war and, more crucially, an end to conflict.
• Our exclusive ‘Queen’s Virtues’ begins with Victory
• A strictly limited edition of just 750 coins worldwide
• One ounce of sparkling 999 fine silver
• Selectively plated with gleaming 24ct gold
• Beautiful, intricate design by Elles Kloosterman
• Struck to our highest Proof quality finish
• Bespoke presentation case and storytelling booklet

Product Detail

This first coin in our new series portrays Victory. Defined as the success or triumph of overcoming an enemy, Victory is a key element in both Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Victory signals the end of conflict and a celebration of peace. The Queen is Head of the Armed Forces and the only person able to formally declare war and, more crucially, an end to conflict.
• Our exclusive ‘Queen’s Virtues’ begins with Victory
• A strictly limited edition of just 750 coins worldwide
• One ounce of sparkling 999 fine silver
• Selectively plated with gleaming 24ct gold
• Beautiful, intricate design by Elles Kloosterman
• Struck to our highest Proof quality finish
• Bespoke presentation case and storytelling booklet

Specification

  • Alloy

    Fine silver - 999Ag with 24ct selective gold plate

  • Denomination

    £1

  • Weight

    1oz

  • Authority

    St Helena

  • Diameter

    38.6mm

  • Edge

    Milled

  • Issue limit

    750

  • Total Mintage

    750

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Victory

The Queen’s Virtues coin series has been launched to celebrate the 95th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who holds these six virtues as dearly as her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria did.

The ‘Queen’s Virtues’ form part of the Victoria Memorial monument outside Buckingham Palace, which features sculptured allegorical figures that personify:

• Victory
• Truth
• Charity
• Justice
• Courage
• Constancy
A key virtue recognised in both Victoria’s and Elizabeth II’s reign, Victory holds a position at the very top of the Victoria Memorial monument. In gilded bronze the Winged Victory stands upon a globe, holding a victor’s palm. The victor’s palm represents victory, triumph and peace, a symbol originating from the Middle East. In ancient Roman religion, Victoria was a goddess personifying Victory, the Roman’s equivalent of the Greek goddess, Nike.

Inspired by the Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace, our first design features a detailed depiction of the allegorical figure Victory surrounded by the text VICTORIA CONCORDIA CRESCIT which translates as Victory through Harmony.

This limited edition 1oz silver proof selectively gold-plated coin is presented in a bespoke case accompanied by an informative booklet and a numbered certificate which guarantees its quality and authenticity.

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