Newly introduced in 2018, the Saint Helena Silver Spade Guinea Shield Coin delivers a modern bullion coin with the design of the 1787 Spade Guinea coin issued by the United Kingdom. The shield on the reverse side of the coins bears the Royal Arms of England as used during the reign of King George III.
- Arrives inside of protective plastic, mint tubes of 20 coins, or Master Boxes of 400 coins!
- 2nd release of the Saint Helena Spade Guinea!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of 1 (GBP) backed by St. Helena.
- On the obverse is a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes the Spade Guinea shield design.
Each of the individual 2019 1 oz Saint Helena Silver Spade Guinea Shield Coin in this product listing comes to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
The Spade Guinea was a popular gold coin issued by the United Kingdom starting in 1663 and was used around the world through the 18th century. The Spade Guinea bore the shield of the British Royal Arms on one side as carried by members of the royal family from the House of Hanover.
On the reverse side of 2019 1 oz Saint Helena Silver Spade Guinea Shield Coins is the image of the British Royal Arms featured on the Spade Guinea coinage in 1787. The shield in this form was carried from 1714 to 1800 after the Act of Settlement 1701. The shield bears the three lilies of France in the upper-right quadrant and the harp of Ireland in the lower-left quadrant. The upper left includes the three lions of England the rampant lion of Scotland. The lower-right quadrant bears the white horse of Hanover as the primary element among three other elements marking the monarchs lands in Brunswick and Luneburg, with the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire.
The obverse face of 2019 Saint Helena Silver Spade Guinea Shield Coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II created in 1985 by Raphael Maklouf. This third-generation image depicts the Queen with the Royal Diadem crown. Saint Helena is the second-oldest British Overseas Territory behind Bermuda.