Queen’s Beasts 2 oz Complete 10-Coin Set (1 Set Available ONLY)
Face Value : 2 Pounds each coin
Purity : 99.9 % / 2 oz (62.2 g)
Thickness: 38.6 mm
The background for this range comes from the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, where ten heraldic beasts stood guard, The Queen’s Beasts, sculpted by James Woodford RA for the coronation ceremony.
The coins will each depict one of the The Queen’s Beasts, reimagined by Royal Mint Coin Designer Jody Clark. Jody also created the latest definitive coinage portrait of The Queen to appear on United Kingdom coins. His bold interpretations of the Lion of England will be the first coin to be released. (Source: https://www.royalmintbullion.com/)
On the reverse, The Black Bull (a “Yorkist” beast). The bull is a strong symbol of pride and patriotism. Engravings on this face identify the animal represented in the series, as well as the coin’s weight, purity, metal content, and year of issue.
The obverse side of the coin bears the latest depiction of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II in right-profile relief. The Queen’s portrait is accompanied by engravings of her name and the face value in Pound Sterling. This represents the fifth iteration of Her Majesty’s portrait to appear on UK coinage since 1952. (Source: www.jmbullion.com)
The Ten Beasts that will form the collection are:
- The Lion of England
- The Griffin of Edward III
- The Falcon of the Plantagenet’s
- The Black Bull of Clarence
- The Yale of Beaufort
- The White Lion of Mortimer
- The White Greyhound of Richmond
- The Red Dragon of Wales
- The Unicorn of Scotland
- The White Horse of Hanover
Please note that these coins are secondary market condition (SM), in that they are buybacks from clients. However, the coin was placed in a capsule upon sale, and therefore the coins are actually brand new. The air in the capsule may have caused some light tarnish. The coins are without fingerprints.