STRICTLY LIMITED TO ONLY 2500 COINS WORLDWIDE
The 19th Century is often described as a ‘golden age’ of coin design, and one of its greatest contributors is William Wyon.
As a young Assistant Engraver he entered the competition to design the new coins for the Great Recoinage of 1816 in an effort to further his career. His submission, The Three Graces, elegantly captured renewed interest in Ancient Greece to tell the story of the recent 1801 Act of Union and the creation of the United Kingdom.
While it didn’t win the competition, a small number of test ‘Pattern Pieces’ were produced which became sought-after as his reputation grew. His ‘Young Head’ portrait of Queen Victoria graced the coins of her reign for nearly 50 years, while his ‘Una and The Lion’ is now recognised as one of history’s most beautiful coin designs.
He was a master of his art, and The Three Graces his neoclassic masterpiece. We are proud to make it available to collectors once again as this two-ounce Silver Proof £2 coin, presented in a display case with accompanying booklet and certificate of authenticity.