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2021 Great Engravers Gothic Crown Quartered Arms 2 Kilo Silver Proof

UK21GR2S Great Engravers Gothic Crown Quartered Arms Reverse 2oz Silver
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The 2021 Gothic Crown in two kilograms of .999 fine silver. From a very limited mintage of just 53, this 150.00 millimetre £1,000 coin is struck to impeccable proof standard and is offered in its original packaging with a numbered certificate of authenticity. The third release in The Royal Mint's groundbreaking Great Engravers series, this coin features a quartered royal arms design that first appeared on the reverse of the 1847 silver Crown. Engraved by the renown William Wyon in collaboration with Scottish artist, William Dyce, the intricate, medieval-inspired detail led to this scarce piece becoming known as the Gothic Crown. The first of a two part release, this coin pairs the historic reverse design with Jody Clark's portrait of Her Majesty the Queen. Wyon's Gothic portrait of Queen Victoria will be reissued in early 2022. Order today and we'll guarantee you first refusal on a second Great Engravers Gothic Portrait Crown of the same denomination when that coin is released.
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One of only 53 struck, this two kilogram silver proof coin features the reverse of the 1847 Gothic Crown, remastered for a modern 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. The original Gothic Crown measured just 38.00 millimetres across so its remarkable to see this design, struck to proof standard on a 150.00 millimetre surface.

The largest silver coin in the collection, this two kilogram coin is from a limited mintage of 53. It's made from 2,000 grams of .999 fine silver 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.

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We're offering a comprehensive range of other 2021 Gothic Crowns, including:

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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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