Was there a EIC 2019 coin? Or was there only the proofs?
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Of course, the EIC Una and the Lion series is not to be confused with the EIC Faerie Queen Una and the Lion coins, or the EIC Masterpieces series Una and the Lion coin with William Wyon's design. I hope you're keeping up there at the back.
Una was a character in Edmund Spenser's poem The Faerie Queen, a thinly disguised bit of sycophancy to QE I, and the lion served as her protector during whatever quest she was on.
I do like the EIC series, and think this issue is lovely. I don't think there's too much matting (but then, I like the silk finish) - perhaps Martin was referring to the lion's mane, which does look as though it needs brushing.
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He probably thought I only went because Una was there too. He might have been right!
Anyway, my family moved from there to Edinburgh when I was 14, so I never saw her again.
Great to see in this coin that she married a scruffy lion. I always did wonder what happened to her?
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