The guinea was a coin minted between 1663 and 1814 in Great Britain that weighed about one-quarter of an ounce and was made of gold. The name derived from Guinea in West Africa, from which most of the gold used to produce the coins came. The Guinea is one of the most respected gold coinages in history, bringing a legacy of confidence and purity with it. It became the pride of Britain's coinage for 150 years, first struck in 1663 for King Charles II. On King Charles II Five Guinea coin, classic words synonymous with Guinea, Decus et Tutamen, meaning an Ornament and a Safeguard, emerged, which remains a testimony to its elegance and durability.
The reverse of the coin shows the Rose Crown Shield, the weight of the coin, and bears the East India Company's quality mint logo, the official legal tender of Saint Helena.
The obverse carries the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by globally renowned sculptor Raphael Maklouf, the St. Helena issuing state, the £ 1.25 denomination, and the 2018 date of the year. The obverse and reverse both feature a distinct conventional pattern in the fields of the East India Company.
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