2020 1 oz St Helena Una and the Lion .999 Silver Coin - Brilliant Uncirculated
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2020 1 oz St Helena Una and the Lion .999 Silver Coin BU
It's not too late to snap up one of these 2020 silver ounce pieces representing a face value of one British pound of currency from the territory of St. Helena. Saint Helena is a British territory in the south Atlantic west of Africa, as a former Crown colony and one of the UK's recognized overseas territories. The island is named after Roman empress Helena of Constantinople, the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great. As we know, there's no better way to learn about the most obscure corners of the world than by diving into coin collecting!
St. Helena is one of the most remote islands in the world and one of the few cases where it was uninhabited when first discovered, by Portugal, by chance. It's main claim to fame is being the exile point for none other than Napoleon Bonaparte. For those of you saying "wait, I thought he was exiled to Elba," that was his first exile, in 1814, before his return and then final defeat resulting in is permanent exile in 1815. Some guys just can't be exiled once.
This handsome piece depicts Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and on the reverse illustrates a popular figure from British culture, Una and the Lion. These characters come from Edmund Spenser's epic poem "The Faerie Queene" in 1590. How much history can you put into one piece of precious silver?
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