2021 Gothic Quartered Arms 2 Ounce Gold Proof Great Engravers
From a limited mintage of 411, this two ounce gold proof coin remasters the reverse of the 1847 Gothic Crown for a new audience.
The Great Engravers Series
Billed as a celebration of historic coinage design, The Royal Mint's Great Engravers range has proved hugely popular.
The series kicked off with Una and the Lion: recreating an engraving by Royal Mint Chief Engraver, William Wyon, first used in 1839 celebrate Queen Victoria's coronation. The limited edition 2019 reissue offered buyers a chance to own a sought-after design in a range of metals and denominations, including the largest gold coin the Mint had ever offered to that point.
An earlier design by Wyon - his Three Graces - was the subject of the second instalment in the Great Engravers series. Originally crafted for an 1817 pattern coin, the success of the remastered 2020 Three Graces inspired similar offers from the East India Company and the Commonwealth Mint as well as much speculation about the next release.
The 1847 Gothic Crown
We were excited to learn that The Royal Mint would be focusing on the Gothic Crown for their third Great Engravers collection.
This Victorian coin got its name from its intricate, medieval-style details. Working from a design by Scottish artist, William Dyce, William Wyon engraved an ornate crowned portrait and a quartered arms motif utilising a very different art style to his earlier masterpieces. Only a small number were issued, mostly to collectors, though the design was later used on other coins, including the infamous Godless Florin.
As well as its Gothic Revival style, the Gothic Crown is different from previous designs offered in the Great Engravers series in that both sides of the original coin are admired by numismatists. To create legal tender coins, The Royal Mint has chosen to strike the 1847 coin's obverse and reverse separately, both paired with Jody Clark's portrait of Elizabeth II.
A Remastered Masterpiece
Working from the original designs, the Royal Mint's current Chief Engraver, Gordon Summers, has breathed new life into this historic masterpiece. Most original Gothic Crowns were struck in silver so its remarkable to see this design, struck to proof standard on a 62.42 gram gold coin.
This 40.00 millimetre coin is from a limited mintage of 411. It's composed of .999 gold and is offered in its original packaging with an information booklet and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Order today and we'll guarantee you first refusal on a second Gothic Crown of the same denomination, due to be released in early 2022.
The second modern Gothic Crown will be released in early 2022, featuring a remastered version of the portrait of Queen Victoria, engraved by William Wyon for the 1847 coin. If you're looking to get the pair we'll guarantee you first refusal on the second release when that becomes available.
Other Purchase Options
We're offering a comprehensive range of other 2021 Gothic Crowns, including:
- 2021 Great Engravers Gothic Crown Quartered Arms 2 Ounce Silver Proof
- 2021 Great Engravers Gothic Crown Quartered Arms 5 Ounce Silver Proof
- 2021 Great Engravers Gothic Crown Quartered Arms 10 Ounce Silver Proof
- 2021 Great Engravers Gothic Crown Quartered Arms 1 Kilo Silver Proof
- 2021 Great Engravers Gothic Crown Quartered Arms 2 Kilo Silver Proof
- 2021 Great Engravers Gothic Crown Quartered Arms 5 Ounce Gold Proof
- 2021 Great Engravers Gothic Crown Quartered Arms 10 Ounce Gold Proof
- 2021 Great Engravers Gothic Crown Quartered Arms 1 Kilo Gold Proof
- 2021 Great Engravers Gothic Crown Quartered Arms 2 Kilo Gold Proof
- 2021 Great Engravers Gothic Crown Quartered Arms 5 Kilo Gold Proof
Find Out More
We're big fans of the original Gothic Crown and we’ve previously shared a detailed blog post, exploring the history and design of this iconic coin: The Gothic Crown: Victorian Art and the Road to Decimalisation.
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