2021 1/4oz Gold Queen’s Beasts White Greyhound of Richmond BU
The Royal Mint has once again proven its impeccable dedication to producing British coinage that faithfully represents the nation’s rich heritage. Tenth in the immensely popular ten-coin Queen’s Beasts series, this 2021 1/4oz Gold Queen’s Beasts White Greyhound of Richmond BU was designed for the British Royal Mint by the highly respected artist, Jody Clark. As with the nine previous releases, the intricate detail captured on the image is truly awesome!
This magnificent 2021 1/4oz Gold Queen’s Beasts White Greyhound of Richmond BU contributes greatly to the centuries of British heritage represented in the 10 original painted plaster statues of 1953. Minted in high-relief with highest purity and 1/4 oz weight, this bullion coin series has become a highly treasured favorite among collectors and precious metals investors worldwide.
This is the tenth and final release of the phenomenal series. BOLD is certain that you will agree that this has been an extremely satisfying series to experience as it has continued to develop from its first outstanding release in 2016!
The Heraldic White Greyhound of Richmond
The coin’s obverse displays Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the 25 pounds face value. The background pattern features the Royal Mint’s guilloché texture design.
The stunning reverse of this 2021 1/4oz Gold Queen’s Beasts White Greyhound of Richmond BU coin features the image of the White Greyhound of Richmond, presented with regal distinction. The finely detailed image of the white greyhound is depicted upright upon its hind legs, with front paws resting on the shield.
The greyhound’s head is proudly raised high. Its powerful, lean muscular body demonstrates its strength and stamina. This handsome design is truly worthy of the regal subject. The shield bears the Tudor Rose with a Royal Crown. Inscriptions encircling the rim include, “WHITE GREYHOUND OF RICHMOND . 1/4 OZ . FINE GOLD 9999 . 2021.”
- 2021 1/4oz Gold Queen’s Beasts White Greyhound of Richmond BU.
- Tenth and final edition of a series of ten coins.
- Contains 1/4 troy oz of .9999 fine gold.
- Struck in high-relief.
- Obverse: Displays Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, against the Royal Mint’s stunning guilloché obverse pattern. Inscriptions include “ELIZABETH II . D. G. REG. F. D.” and the 25 pounds face value.
- Reverse: Features the heraldic detailed image representing the White Greyhound of Richmond, the issue date, and the coin’s weight and purity.
- 25 pounds face value.
- Sovereign coin backed by the British government.
The Queen’s Beasts are ten heraldic statues depicting the genealogy of Queen Elizabeth II. The statues were created by the British sculptor James Woodford in 1953 for the Queen’s coronation, and temporarily set up in front of the western annex to Westminster Abbey, the coronation church of the British monarchy. Today, the almost 2-meters high painted plaster figures are on display in the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa.
As shared by the mint,
“Swift and keen-eyed, greyhounds were bred to chase game. Dogs of this kind were present in Britain during Roman times and were included in royal hunting packs as early as the twelfth century, enhancing their prestige.
In heraldry, the greyhound is associated with qualities such as fitness and skill, as well as faithfulness and loyalty. Elevated to royal status by Edward III, all of his descendants used the greyhound as a badge. It became closely associated with the House of Lancaster before passing to the Tudor family. Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch, displayed it to emphasize his dynastic right to rule.”