William Wyon

Chief Engraver from 1828 until his death in 1851, many collectors consider William Wyon RA to be one of the finest artists to have ever worked on British coinage. Part of a dynasty, his uncle Thomas, cousin Thomas Junior and son Leonard all achieved prominence at The Royal Mint and his time here coincided with that of another highly acclaimed artist – Benedetto Pistrucci. This was a golden age for British numismatics fuelled by the intense rivalry of two very different characters.

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1852 - 1887 Victoria Gothic Florin

Price: £79.00

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Australia Sovereign of Queen Victoria VF

Price: £600.00

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George IV Bare Head Half-crown

George IV Bare Head Half-crown

Mixed years Fine Plus

Price: £160.00

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George IV Shilling 1825-29

George IV Shilling 1825-29

Bare Head Type Fine Plus

Price: £79.00

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1839 Victoria Sovereign

Price: £5,700.00

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1897 Victoria, Diamond jubilee silver medal

Price: £55.00

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1853 Queen Victoria Young Head Sovereign

Price: £650.00

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1852 Victoria Young Head Shield back

Price: £650.00

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1856 Victoria Young Head Sovereign

Price: £600.00

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1855 Victoria Young Head Sovereign

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THE GREAT ENGRAVERS

Struck in history. A timeless collection revived with state-of-the-art innovation and technology. Discover them here

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UNA AND THE LION

Widely considered one of the world’s most beautiful coins, Una and the Lion is a fitting choice for the first coin in our series celebrating the greatest engravers to have worked on British coinage.

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A Prolific Artist

Wyon’s output between 1816 and 1851 was as impressive as it was prolific, beginning with the Three Graces pattern crown of 1817, the seated Britannia of the 1820s, the lion sixpences and shillings of George IV, and a regal Una and the Lion on the famous five-pound piece of 1839

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