When Her Majesty The Queen was crowned on 2 June 1953, ten statues were created to form a guard of honour at the entrance to Westminster Abbey. The Queen’s Beasts Coin Collection breathes new life into these mighty creatures that represent the British monarchy.
The Queen’s Beasts gold coins collection is a series of eleven coins from The Royal Mint, inspired by the ancestral beasts of heraldry, myth and legend. The coins’ designs are all animals or mythical beasts that British monarchs used to characterize and identify their families and allegiances.
Each of the beasts on the coin’s reverse stands proudly before the series’ signature chainmail texture to boost the strength and endurance of the royal line. The series is complete with a special coin reuniting all ten beasts in one design. These coins were all designed by the outstanding engraver Jody Clark. He also designed Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 5th portrait. The obverse for each of the coins depicts the effigy of beloved British Monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen's Beasts Series:
The Lion of England (released in 2016)
The Griffin of Edward III (released in 2017)
The Red Dragon of Wales (released in 2017)
The Unicorn of Scotland (released in 2018)
The Black Bull of Clarence (released in 2018)
The Falcon of the Plantagenets (released in 2019)
The Yale of Beaufort (released in 2019)
The White Lion of Mortimer (released in 2020)
The White Horse of Hanover (released in 2020)
The White Greyhound of Richmond (released in 2021)
The Completer (released in 2021)
GBP 100 (each coin)
32.69mm (each coin)