Wellington The Life & Legacy “The Young Lieutenant Colonel” Coin

Wellington The Life & Legacy “The Young Lieutenant Colonel” Coin

Wellington The Life & Legacy “The Young Lieutenant Colonel” Coin

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Price: £ 10

Order your Wellington The Life & Legacy “The Young Lieutenant Colonel” Coin for just £10!

Shortly after sitting for Hoppner’s portrait, Wellesley was posted to India, where he immersed himself in books of military history to help develop effective strategies for war. He quickly acquired a reputation as a superb tactician and strategist on the battlefield, boldly taking the initiative in dangerous situations, maintaining discipline and keeping calm under fire, and was promoted to the rank of major general.
It was during Wellesley’s return voyage to the United Kingdom that he stopped briefly at Saint Helena. It is believed that he stayed in the building that Napoleon would occupy at the start of his exile ten years later.
Today, the painting resides in the personal collection of the Duke of Wellington at Stratfield Saye House in Hampshire, which has been the country home to the Dukes of Wellington since 1817. It is reproduced here with the kind permission of the current Duke of Wellington.

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


Reverse: At the age of 26, Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Wellesley is stood at half length, wearing the uniform of the 33rd Regiment, also known as the First Yorkshire West Regiment.

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.

Regular Price:£ 29.95
Price: £ 10
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 Young Lieutenant Colonel” Coin for just £10!

Shortly after sitting for Hoppner’s portrait, Wellesley was posted to India, where he immersed himself in books of military history to help develop effective strategies for war. He quickly acquired a reputation as a superb tactician and strategist on the battlefield, boldly taking the initiative in dangerous situations, maintaining discipline and keeping calm under fire, and was promoted to the rank of major general.
It was during Wellesley’s return voyage to the United Kingdom that he stopped briefly at Saint Helena. It is believed that he stayed in the building that Napoleon would occupy at the start of his exile ten years later.
Today, the painting resides in the personal collection of the Duke of Wellington at Stratfield Saye House in Hampshire, which has been the country home to the Dukes of Wellington since 1817. It is reproduced here with the kind permission of the current Duke of Wellington.

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


Reverse: At the age of 26, Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Wellesley is stood at half length, wearing the uniform of the 33rd Regiment, also known as the First Yorkshire West Regiment.

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.

Regular Price:£ 29.95
Price: £ 10
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