Ceramic Gift 2018 The Three Graces Wedgwood Jasperware £5 Coin Limited Edition
The Three Graces Coin design was initially created in 1847, following a unique collaboration between renowned engraver William Wyon and his mentor John Flaxman. The latter was recognised as a champion of neoclassicism, sourcing his inspiration for coin designs from stories of Ancient Greece and Rome. Seeking to create a reverse coin design that encompassed an elegant expression of national pride, William Wyon led the formation of the Three Graces Reverse design, depicting three female figures in a classical style. The central figure standing taller than her opposite lover is recognised as Britannia and represents England. The implements that sit at the feet of the three women (a harp, a shield bearing the cross of Saint George, and an oversized thistle) are viewed as representations of Ireland, England and Scotland.
Whilst very few coins were struck with the iconic reverse design, in 2020 William Wyon's design was entered into The Great Engravers Collection, with variations of the design released on Silver and Gold Coins. Made entirely by hand by Wedgwood, this is the first Coin made in Wedgewood's Finest Jasperware and is a beautiful recreation of the original neoclassical design.
Limited to only 3000 pieces worldwide, this spectacular Coin is an extremely rare ceramic release. The Coin is accompanied by a unique Certificate of Authenticity, and is housed in a premium Wedgewood case, showcasing the Coin in style!