Third release of the Dragons of Legend five coin series. This Proof Silver coin features a dramatic colored portrait of St. George as he is about to slay the dragon, set against an ancient landscape.
Mintage of only 5,000!
Included on the reverse are the words ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON and the monetary denomination. The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.
This item comes in a box with illustrated shipper and numbered CoA.
Saint George, the patron saint of England, is a Christian martyr believed to have lived between 275 – 303 AD.
The famous legend of St. George tells the tale of a plague-bearing dragon. Set in the town of Selene, the townsfolk fed the dragon sheep to appease it, but when they ran out of sheep they drew lots to see whose children would be sacrificed instead. The day came when the King’s own daughter was selected.
The Princess, dressed as a bride was sent to her doom, but St George, who happened to be riding by, rescued the girl, slew the dragon, and had the town convert to Christianity. On the site where the dragon died, the King, in gratitude, is said to have built a church.