The 2017 East India Company Gold Proof The Empire Collection 9-Coin Set
The 2017 Empire Collection issued by the East India Company tells the story of the British Empire and the rise of one of the world's most famous companies.
This stunning set features 9 x 1/4 oz coins struck in 24 carat gold and is one of only 500 sets issued.
The coins feature the portraits of the key British monarchs who ruled during the establishment of the empire.
(Outside box has some minor scuffs, but is in otherwise excellent condition)
The British Empire was comprised of a number of dominions, colonies, protectorates and other territories that were ruled and administered by the United Kingdom.
During the 15th and 16th centuries, exploration of the globe was pioneered by Spain and Portugal. Soon, England, France and the Netherlands began establishing their own trade networks and colonies in order to compete. The American Revolution led to Britain losing some of its oldest and most populated colonies by 1783, from which then Britain turned its attention to Asia, Africa and the Pacific.
At its peak the British Empire was described as "the empire on which the sun never sets".
The obverse of these coins feature Raphael Maklouf's portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II
The reverse of these coins feature the key British monarchs of the period:
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||2.315|
|Fineness / Carat||0.9999 / 24|
|Obverse Designer||Raphael Maklouf|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||East India Company|
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