The Great Engravers Series: Pistrucci's Waterloo Medal (Allied Leaders)


The second coin celebrating Benedetto Pistrucci within the Great Engravers series, marking his final masterpiece which took him 30 years of painstaking work to complete, but never saw the final striking.


The design of the medal was first commissioned by the then Prince Regent (soon to be King George IV) and was modelled by sculptor Sir John Flaxman of the Royal Academy. From there, a steel die would need to be produced, and the duty was given to Benedetto Pistrucci, who after the death of Thomas Wyon Junior, took over the role of the Royal Mint’s Chief Medallist.


The beautiful reverse design has the border representing the battle itself, and the centre with the busts of the leaders of the United Kingdom, Austria, Russia, and Prussia who allied in response to the War of the Seventh Coalition, culminating at Waterloo.


This modern interpretation of the medal was produced using Pistrucci’ s original tooling, combined with modern minting techniques, and the obverse has the official coinage portrait of King Charles III, by sculptor Martin Jennings.


The lines that we stock include the 2oz proof 999.0 fine silver, 2oz proof 999.9 fine gold, and 5oz proof 999.9 fine gold.


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