St. Helena, 1st Crown (25 Pence) 1973 Silver
In 1973 the Royal Mint issued the first ever Silver Proof Crown for the island of St. Helena. St. Helena is best known as the island where Napoleon lived in exile and where he died. It was very popular with sailing ships as a place to replenish both the fuel and their supplies. This first Sterling Silver Proof Crown has one of those sailing ships on it and of course the Queen on the obverse. Each crown comes in the official Royal Mint case and is now almost 50 years old.