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Behind the Craft - Courage

The Virtue of Courage encapsulates the noble essence of perseverance and patience.

Acting with bravery in the face of hardship and to behave correctly even in the face of opposition.

The Sovereign’s relationship to Bravery has evolved from a very practical role to the more symbolic one seen today.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, just as Queen Victoria before demonstrated bravery and courage throughout her reign as Britain's longest reigning Monarch - leading the nation through troubled times by showing uncompromising love and loyalty to her people.

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2022 Queens Virtues Courage 1oz Silver Proof Coin with Gold Plate

ONLY 750 COINS WORLDWIDE

The East India Company’s exclusive ‘The Queen’s Virtues’ series continues with the fifth coin representing Courage, the virtue of fortitude.

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Our coin collection celebrates the six royal virtues founded by Queen Victoria and upheld today by her great-great-granddaughter, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The ‘Queen’s Virtues’ form part of the Victoria Memorial at Buckingham Palace, and have been reinterpreted in a series of stunning coin designs by the celebrated artist Elles Kloosterman.
• Our celebrated series ‘The Queen’s Virtues’ continues
• A strictly limited edition of just 750 coins worldwide
• One ounce of gleaming 999 fine silver selectively plated with 24ct gold
• Exclusive new design by Elles Kloosterman
• Struck to our highest Proof quality finish
• Bespoke presentation case and storytelling booklet

Product Detail

Our coin collection celebrates the six royal virtues founded by Queen Victoria and upheld today by her great-great-granddaughter, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The ‘Queen’s Virtues’ form part of the Victoria Memorial at Buckingham Palace, and have been reinterpreted in a series of stunning coin designs by the celebrated artist Elles Kloosterman.
• Our celebrated series ‘The Queen’s Virtues’ continues
• A strictly limited edition of just 750 coins worldwide
• One ounce of gleaming 999 fine silver selectively plated with 24ct gold
• Exclusive new 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

Stories

Courage

The ‘Queen’s Virtues’ were first introduced to the public as part of the Victoria Memorial situated outside Buckingham Palace, its enormous central monument featuring beautifully sculptured allegorical figures that personify:

• Victory
• Truth
• Charity
• Justice
• Courage
• Constancy
The Victoria Memorial was commissioned shortly after the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901. Eminent sculptor Sir Thomas Brock was briefed to design the central monument in tribute to her extraordinary reign, and his proposal was approved by King Edward VII in the October of that same year. The monument and the surrounding memorial gardens were formally unveiled by King George V in 1911.

Brock’s monument takes centre stage. The gold-gilded winged angel of Victory stands at the very top, with the figures of Courage and Constancy at her feet. The four sides of the memorial’s lower level feature the figures of Truth, Justice and Charity and a magnificent, seated sculpture of Queen Victoria.

Courage is represented by a seated allegory with cape flying in the wind and carrying in the club. The club is thought to symbolise determination and bravery. Seated at the ase of Victory, Courage is demonstrated as being essential to being victorious.

The 2022 Courage 1oz silver proof coin with 24ct selective gold plate design is completed by the Latin phrase:

FORTES FORTUNA ADIUVAT
which translates as
FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE.

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