Wellington The Life & Legacy “The Strain of Battle” Coin

Wellington The Life & Legacy “The Strain of Battle” Coin

Wellington The Life & Legacy “The Strain of Battle” Coin

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Price: £ 29.95

Order your Wellington The Life & Legacy “The Strain of Battle” Coin for just £29.95!

Obverse: Depicts the fifth and latest effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark unveiled in 2015.

Reverse: Goya depicts Wellesley stood at half-length and with the strain of battle in his eyes. This is the face of a man haunted by the horrors of war and who carries the burden of responsibility heavily on his exhausted shoulders.

Arthur Wellesley sat for the Spanish artist Francisco de Goya in Madrid in 1812. It is said that he greatly admired Wellesley for his determination to liberate Spain from Napoleon, and he spent the next two years updating his masterpiece, adding the honours that Wellesley acquired to his uniform.
In 1961, Goya’s painting of the Duke of Wellington was catapulted into the public consciousness when it became the first painting to be stolen from the National Gallery in London, just eighteen days after first going on display there.
In May 1965, the Daily Mirror received a letter from the real thief with a left-luggage ticket from New Street station in Birmingham. Police raced to the station to retrieve the parcel, which turned out to contain the missing portrait minus its frame. The painting was returned to the National Gallery, where it resides to this day. It is reproduced in this set with the kind permission of the National Gallery.

Rest assured that you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The London Mint Office 14 day “no quibble” guarantee. You have no further obligations.

Price: £ 29.95
Finish:
Layered in 24-carat Gold
Quality:
Proof
Weight:
28.28g
Diameter:
38.6mm
Issuing Authority:
St Helena
Denomination:
One Crown
Year of issue:
2019
Mintage limit:
29,999

Order your Wellington The Life & Legacy “The Strain of Battle” Coin for just £29.95!

Obverse: Depicts the fifth and latest effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark unveiled in 2015.

Reverse: Goya depicts Wellesley stood at half-length and with the strain of battle in his eyes. This is the face of a man haunted by the horrors of war and who carries the burden of responsibility heavily on his exhausted shoulders.

Arthur Wellesley sat for the Spanish artist Francisco de Goya in Madrid in 1812. It is said that he greatly admired Wellesley for his determination to liberate Spain from Napoleon, and he spent the next two years updating his masterpiece, adding the honours that Wellesley acquired to his uniform.
In 1961, Goya’s painting of the Duke of Wellington was catapulted into the public consciousness when it became the first painting to be stolen from the National Gallery in London, just eighteen days after first going on display there.
In May 1965, the Daily Mirror received a letter from the real thief with a left-luggage ticket from New Street station in Birmingham. Police raced to the station to retrieve the parcel, which turned out to contain the missing portrait minus its frame. The painting was returned to the National Gallery, where it resides to this day. It is reproduced in this set with the kind permission of the National Gallery.

Rest assured that you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The London Mint Office 14 day “no quibble” guarantee. You have no further obligations.

Price: £ 29.95
Specifications
Finish:
Layered in 24-carat Gold
Quality:
Proof
Weight:
28.28g
Diameter:
38.6mm
Issuing Authority:
St Helena
Denomination:
One Crown
Year of issue:
2019
Mintage limit:
29,999