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.
Dragons are one of the best known mythical beasts, found in legends all over the world. In Europe the dragon was seen as a frightening but strong, wise and powerful creature. The Red Dragon of The Queen’s Beasts was an emblem of Owen Tudor, a claim to Welsh heritage that was carried on by his son, who would become Henry VII. The Red Dragon was an official emblem of Wales for many years but it was not until 1959 that The Queen made the red dragon on a green and white background the official flag for Wales.
Designer, Jody Clark features an engraving of the Red Dragon, with its wings extended and holding the heraldic shield of the arms. Featuring a secure chainmail background, the realism of The Red Dragon of Wales is displayed to its fullest. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of beloved British Monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
．Contains 1oz of 99.99% pure gold
．Features The Red Dragon of Wales design, the red dragon fiercely guarding the shield