The 2021 St Helena The Queen’s Virtues Victory 1oz Silver Coin is the first release in a new series celebrating Her Majesty the Queen, and inspired by the six Queen’s Virtues – Victory, Truth, Justice, Charity, Courage, and Constancy.
The coin features the Winged Angel of Victory, holding in her hand a Victors Palm – an ancient symbol for victory, triumph and peace.
The obverse of the coin bears a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with the weight and fineness, year-date, and monetary denomination also detailed.
The Queen’s Virtues are the principles founded by Queen Victoria and carried forward by Queen Elizabeth II. The core virtues are Victory, Truth, Justice, Charity, Courage and Constancy. The Queen’s six virtues were first presented on the Victoria Memorial, situated outside of Buckingham Palace.
The first coin in this new series represents Victory, one of the most prominent virtues a Monarch can hold. Victory is a key element in both Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Victory signals the end of the conflict and a celebration of peace. The Queen as Sovereign is Head of the Armed Forces and is still the only person able to formally declare war and more criucially, an end to conflict.