Behold, the 2022 1/10 oz Silver Spade Guinea Shield coin issued by St. Helena, now in its fifth year of production! This series is a stunning replica of one of the most prominent gold coinages ever issued by the United Kingdom, an enduring symbol of the empire’s worldwide influence during its peak dominance.
The 2022 1/10 oz St. Helena Silver Spade Guinea Shield Coins are now available to you for purchase online from GoldClub Direct. These magnificent coins are minted by the esteemed Sunshine Minting Company, with design themes inspired by the East India Company throughout both faces of the coin.
The reverse design of this breathtaking coin is inspired by one of Britain’s most notable gold coins, the St. Helena Spade Guinea Shield. Originally debuting during the reign of King George III of England, this iconic design features the Royal Arms of England as carried by the monarch during his reign. The crowned shield bears the coat of arms for the individual jurisdictions of the United Kingdom, including the Three Lions of England, the Lion of Scotland, the French fleur de lis, the Harp of Ireland, and the House of Hanover coat of arms.
Interesting to note, the Spade Guinea was one of the first British coins to feature a design with a distinctively African influence. The spade-shaped shield with a stylized design is thought to have been inspired by African tribal art. This design was used on various British coins in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and it is believed to have been intended to commemorate the British Empire’s growing influence in Africa during this period.
On the obverse of this majestic coin, you’ll find a timeless, regal depiction of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, created by the renowned artist Raphael Maklouf in 1985. Though criticized by some upon its debut, Maklouf defended his design as a fitting and elegant portrayal of the queen.
Each 2022 1/10 oz St. Helena Silver Spade Guinea Shield Coin comes to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition, packaged individually in plastic flips or in multiples of 50 in plastic tubes. For those who truly appreciate the magnificence of this coin, we also offer them in multiples of 5,000 coins in a Monster Box.