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Behind the Craft - Justice

Justice has been described as the mid-point between selfishness and selflessness, where someone has or strives to have just enough, not too much or too little. It is a virtue of balance, which is why statues of Justice are often shown holding a set of weighing scales.

The Sovereign’s relationship to Justice has evolved from a very practical role to the more symbolic one seen today. Where once upon a time the King or Queen was known as the ‘Fount of Justice’ and played a key role in actually enforcing of the laws of the land, today justice is carried out in the name of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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2022 Queens Virtues Justice 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 fourth coin representing Justice, the virtue of balance.

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Our coin series 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 sparkling 999 fine silver plated with gleaming 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 series 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 sparkling 999 fine silver plated with gleaming 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

Justice

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.
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