Saint Helena: 50 pence coins Aesop's fables series 2022

Started by eurocoin, March 10, 2022, 12:20:36 PM

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For the first time the East India Company will release a commemorative 50 pence coin. Although the issuing authority has not yet been announced, the EIC works closely with the government of Saint Helena, so it is expected that these coins too will be issued for Saint Helena. The pieces will commemorate the fables of Aesop.

The first coin will commemorate the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare. The second coin in the series will commemorate the Goose that laid the Golden Eggs. The second coin will be released in July.


I now have confirmation that these pieces will indeed be issued for Saint Helena. It is the first time that Saint Helena releases 7-sided commemorative 50p coins. The coloured sterling silver proof versions will have a mintage of around 3,500 pieces. It is expected that the first piece in the series will be available around 9 May and the second piece around 11 July. The packaging of the sterling silver proof version of the The Goose that laid the Golden Eggs coin can be seen below. It is unknown whether also base-metal versions will be issued.


Quote from: eurocoin on March 10, 2022, 02:16:14 PM
It is the first time that Saint Helena has released 7-sided commemorative 50p coins.

Yes, that's true. Tristan da Cunha and Ascension Island both issued their first versions in 2021.

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.


This is what the obverse will look like of these commemorative 50p coins of Saint Helena:


These junk issues are becoming tedious, companies such as Westminster and the koin klub commission nonsense coins as a money making scheme.
All coins are equal but some are more equal than others


In total 6 coins will be part of the series. All of them were designed by artist Heena Rai, who has in the past designed coins for The Royal Mint. This coin series was most likely minted by Tower Mint, which has a partnership with the East India Company, although the East India Company never releases official information on where its products were minted.


Quote from: Big_M on April 15, 2022, 04:57:06 PMAlso known as Heena Aujla (maiden name?)

That explains a lot. I had been wondering in the past why she used the designers initials 'ha' on the coins that she did for The Royal Mint, while she was being named as Heena Rai by the mint. The East India Company on its website calls her Heena Raj, not sure whether a mistake or a third option.  ;)