BOLD Set: Britain Queen’s Beasts 7 Coin Collector Set
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This BOLD Collector Set includes one coin each of the first 7 releases of this stunning series from the British Royal Mint.
In this beautifully stunning bullion series, The Royal Mint has once again proven its impeccable dedication to producing British coinage that faithfully represents the nation’s rich heritage. Each new edition contributes greatly to the centuries of British heritage represented in the 10 original painted-plaster Queen’s Beasts statues of 1953. Minted in high-relief with .9999 purity and 2 oz weight, this silver bullion coin series has become a highly treasured favorite among collectors and precious metals investors world-wide.
Common to the series, each coin’s obverse displays the beautiful portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Jody Clark and adopted into British coinage since 2016. Inscriptions include “ELIZABETH II D. G. REG. F. D.” and the 5 pounds face value. Jody Clark is also the designer for each of the reverse designs of the series.
With a total of 14 oz .9999 fine silver, the releases include:
First in the ten-coin series, The Royal Mint introduces the Queen’s Beasts Lion. The reverse features a stylized and beautifully detailed image of the crowned Lion of England. The lion stands erect, with his large, crowned head thrown back in a full roar! His magnificent mane flows with his movement, as he whips his tail around behind him. All four paws are shown, with his right front claws extended forward in readiness. The lion rests his left paw upon the shield of the Lion of England. Encircling the rim are the inscriptions, “LION OF ENGLAND . 2 oz FINE SILVER . 999.9 . 2016.”
Second in the ten-coin Queen’s Beasts series is The Griffin of Edward III. The reverse features a finely detailed, majestic griffin, clutching a shield with its claws. The griffin spreads its wings towards the heights of the sky, with its long tail wrapped trailing behind. Encircling the rim are the inscriptions, “GRIFFIN OF EDWARD III . 2 oz FINE SILVER . 999.9 . 2017.”
Third in the ten-coin series, 2017 Queen’s Beasts Red Dragon. The reverse features a stylized and beautifully detailed image of the Red Dragon of Wales. Encircling the rim are the inscriptions, “RED DRAGON OF WALES . 2 oz FINE SILVER . 999.9 . 2017.” The winged dragon’s scaled, serpentine body reveals its fierce strength as its size nearly breaks out of the coin’s center field. Its face is indeed a fearsome sight! The dragon’s right claw is extended forward, ready for battle, if required. Its left claw grasps the shield. This is truly a remarkable coin!
Fourth in the ten-coin Queen’s Beasts series is The Unicorn of Scotland. The boldness and strength possessed by this ancient beast have filled the pages of heraldic stories of old for countless centuries. The symbol of power and grace have come together in this beautifully detailed image of the Unicorn of Scotland. The massive, yet sleek muscle tone of the beast is displayed in his rearing and the high kicking of his front hooves.
His mane handsomely falling in locks, as his tail, long and curved, is under him. The single horn is prominent and brings full attention to his fierce, proud face. The shield displayed hearkens back to 1603, with the accession of James I. A heavy chain is around his neck, yet does not enchained him, but rather binds him in unity to the English shield.
Fifth in the ten-coin series, 2018 Queen’s Beasts is the Black Bull of Clarence. The Black Bull is universally recognized as a powerful symbol of strength and resolve. Once this animal plants his hooves, he stands his ground. That is resolve, and as displayed in this powerful design, he also has the strength to back it up. The image demonstrates the raw, muscular brawn of this beast, as the bull rears high on his back hooves. In this proud stance, he lifts his head high in a regal manner.
One hoof rests upon the shield that displays the Royal Coat of Arms of the Black Bull of Clarence. This coat of arms, and the proud lineage it represents, has a regal history that reaches back well over 200 years. Its place among the other nine Queen’s Beasts certainly establishes the strength and resolve of the Black Bull of Clarence. The design is encircled with the inscriptions, “BLACK BULL OF CLARENCE . 2 oz FINE SILVER . 999.9 . 2018.”
Sixth in the ten-coin series, 2019 Queen’s Beasts is the Falcon of The Plantagenets. The Royal Mint has once again produced a remarkably striking design for this highly-anticipated release.
In stunning detail, the reverse features a large heraldic white falcon with wings spread wide, his head turned to its right. With his large, powerful talons the falcon firmly clutches a shield before him. The bird’s long tail feathers can be seen spread behind the shield. The falcon’s size fills the center inset, with his head and wing-tips extending into the narrow band encircling the rim. The shield displays a second, smaller falcon perched on an open fetterlock. This scene holds much historical significance. Inscriptions include “FALCON OF THE PLANTAGENETS . 2 oz FINE SILVER . 999.9 . 2019.”
Seventh in the ten-coin series, 2019 Queen’s Beasts is the Yale of Beaufort. The Royal Mint has once again produced a remarkably striking design for this amazing release.
The Yale of Beaufort was a mythical beast adopted as a heraldic symbol representing proud defense. The Yale heraldry descended to the Queen through Henry VII, who inherited it from his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort. The beast’s coat was white and covered with gold spots, and it was able to swivel each of its horns independently. Its shield features a portcullis surmounted by a royal crown. The uncrowned portcullis was a Beaufort badge but used both crowned and uncrowned by Henry VII.
Its appearance, according to Pliny the Elder, was “the size of a hippopotamus, with an elephant’s tail of black or dark brown in color and the jaws of a boar and horns more than a cubit in length, capable of being moved and which in a fight are raised alternately and presented to the attack or sloped backward in turn as opportunity requires.”
In stunning detail, the reverse features the Yale of Beaufort reared behind its shield, which depicts a royal crown resting atop a portcullis. The Yale of Beaufort fills the center inset, a stern countenance signaling its status as a heraldic beast and supporter of the British Royal Family. Inscriptions include “YALE OF BEAUFORT . 2 oz FINE SILVER . 999.9 . 2019.” The designer’s initials are below and to the right of the shield.
This is an incredibly remarkable design, and a worthy addition to the overall series!