After the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the British Government announced a Great Recoinage and a competition to produce designs for the new coins. The young William Wyon saw a chance to make his mark and entered with'The Three Graces', decorating the sisters' crowns with shamrocks, roses and thistles to tell the story of the 1801 Act of Union and formation of the United Kingdom.
A rare opportunity to own William Wyon's breakthrough design. Strictly limited edition of just 400 coins worldwide. One ounce of gleaming 999.9 fine gold. Struck to our highest Proof quality finish.
Impressive 45mm diameter a perfect canvas for Wyon's classic design. Bespoke presentation case and storytelling booklet. Secondcoin of the Great Engravers Series following a massive success of Una and theLion. In the mythical stories of Ancient Greece, The Three Graces were goddesses of Mount Olympus, the daughters of mighty Zeus. They represent the good things in life: laughter, festivities, elegance and youthful exuberance.
The cheerful Euphrosyne symbolises joy and laughter. The bright Aglaea is the personification of elegance and beauty. And finally, Thalia represents festivity and the blooming of youth.William Wyon cleverly captured renewed interest in the Classics and used The Three Graces to tell the story of The 1801 Act of Union, which saw the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland combine to form the United Kingdom. At the mythical sisters' feet, Wyon placed the national symbols of Scotland, England and Ireland; a thistle, a shield bearing the flag of St George and a harp. He decorated their crowns with shamrocks, roses and further thistles. And around the entwined goddesses he added the motto Foedus Inviolabile', meaning'unbreakable league, a message of hope for the new union. This is an extremely rare and sought after coin by collectors and investors alike an extremely low mintage of only 1817 worldwide. This coin has achieved the most sought after top most grading of PF70 ULTRA CAMEO by NGC. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Proof Sets/Coins\2000s".
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