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  • The Royal Mint reunited all ten of The Queen’s Beasts for one final time as part of a Ten Coin Set
  • Each Beast will feature on a newly struck 2021 dated commemorative coin
  • Each coin design that forms part of the Queen’s Beasts collection is a combination of heraldic symbolism and dynamic realism.

As the original maker of UK coins, The Royal Mint has unveiled a ten-coin set, reuniting all of The Queen’s Beasts in one collection - marking the end of the series.

Each coin design that forms part of the Queen’s Beasts collection is a combination of heraldic symbolism and dynamic realism. Using this skilful blend ensures the design of each coin is in keeping with the other beasts that form part of the collection.

Starting with the Lion of England in 2017, The Queen’s Beasts Collection has showcased and celebrated the history and symbolism of each creature in turn. The ten designs that make up The Queen’s Beasts Collection will now be presented together for the first time with the following Beasts featuring on their very own 2021 date collectable coin.

  • Lion of England
  • Red Dragon of Wales
  • Griffin of Edward III
  • Unicorn of Scotland
  • Black Bull of Clarence
  • Falcon of the Plantagenets
  • Yale of Beaufort
  • White Lion of Mortimer
  • White Horse of Hanover
  • White Greyhound of Richmond

Clare Maclennan, Divisional Director of the Commemorative Coin at The Royal Mint said,The Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beasts coin collection has grown in popularity and become a firm favourite amongst collectors across the globe, since the first beast, The Lion of England, was introduced onto coins in 2017. We are delighted to be reintroducing all ten of these heraldic creatures as part of a ten-coin set, with each beast featuring on their very own 2021 dated coin. The collection combines a skilful blend of design and craftsmanship with symbolism and dynamic realism. Together they bring to life the ten ancestral beasts that lined the entrance to Westminster Abbey at Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation.”

In June 1953, Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation took place at Westminster Abbey. The entrance to Westminster Abbey and greeting The Queen upon her arrival were ten statues of heraldic creatures, each of which represented the ancestry of the young woman about to be crowned. Each beast represents a royal ancestor that had gone before her and symbolised noble characteristics desirable in a monarch.

Finished to Proof standard, the set is available as a gold and silver quarter-ounce edition – whose coins feature a reverse frosted finish – and a silver two-ounce edition. Visit The Royal Mint website to view the full range www.royalmint.co.uk

 

The Queen’s Beasts 2021 UK Two-Ounce Silver Proof Ten-Coin Set

Coin title

The Lion of England 2021 UK Two-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The Unicorn of Scotland 2021 UK Two-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The Red Dragon of Wales 2021 UK Two-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The Black Bull of Clarence 2021 UK Two-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The Falcon of the Plantagenets 2021 UK Two-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The Yale of Beaufort 2021 UK Two-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The White Lion of Mortimer 2021 UK Two-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The White Horse of Hanover 2021 UK Two-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The White Greyhound of Richmond 2021 UK Two-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The Griffin of Edward III 2021 UK Two-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

Denomination

£5

£5

£5

£5

£5

£5

£5

£5

£5

£5

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

Weight

62.42g

62.42g

62.42g

62.42g

62.42g

62.42g

62.42g

62.42g

62.42g

62.42g

Diameter

40.00mm

40.00mm

40.00mm

40.00mm

40.00mm

40.00mm

40.00mm

40.00mm

40.00mm

40.00mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Additional Features

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Limited Edition Presentation

300

RRP

£1,835.00

 

The Queen’s Beasts 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Silver Proof Ten-Coin Set

Coin title

The Lion of England 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The Unicorn of Scotland 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The Red Dragon of Wales 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The Black Bull of Clarence 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The Falcon of the Plantagenets 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The Yale of Beaufort 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The White Lion of Mortimer 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The White Horse of Hanover 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The White Greyhound of Richmond 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The Griffin of Edward III 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

Denomination

50p

50p

50p

50p

50p

50p

50p

50p

50p

50p

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

999 Ag

Weight

7.86g

7.86g

7.86g

7.86g

7.86g

7.86g

7.86g

7.86g

7.86g

7.86g

Diameter

22.00mm

22.00mm

22.00mm

22.00mm

22.00mm

22.00mm

22.00mm

22.00mm

22.00mm

22.00mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Additional Features

Reversed Frosted Finish

Reversed Frosted Finish

Reversed Frosted Finish

Reversed Frosted Finish

Reversed Frosted Finish

Reversed Frosted Finish

Reversed Frosted Finish

Reversed Frosted Finish

Reversed Frosted Finish

Reversed Frosted Finish

Limited Edition Presentation

1,250

RRP

£360.00

 

The Queen’s Beasts 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Ten-Coin Set

Coin title

The Lion of England 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

The Unicorn of Scotland 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

The Red Dragon of Wales 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

The Black Bull of Clarence 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

The Falcon of the Plantagenets 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

The Yale of Beaufort 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

The White Lion of Mortimer 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

The White Horse of Hanover 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

The White Greyhound of Richmond 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

The Griffin of Edward III 2021 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Denomination

£25

£25

£25

£25

£25

£25

£25

£25

£25

£25

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

999.9 Au Fine

999.9 Au Fine

999.9 Au Fine

999.9 Au Fine

999.9 Au Fine

999.9 Au Fine

999.9 Au Fine

999.9 Au Fine

999.9 Au Fine

999.9 Au Fine

Weight

7.80g

7.80g

7.80g

7.80g

7.80g

7.80g

7.80g

7.80g

7.80g

7.80g

Diameter

22.00mm

22.00mm

22.00mm

22.00mm

22.00mm

22.00mm

22.00mm

22.00mm

22.00mm

22.00mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Additional Features

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited Edition Presentation

250

RRP

£5,840.00

 

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About The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint has an unbroken history of minting British coinage dating back over 1,100 years. Based in the Tower of London for over 500 years, by 1812 The Royal Mint had moved out of the Tower to premises on London’s Tower Hill. In 1967 the building of a new Royal Mint began on its current site in South Wales, UK, to accommodate the minting of UK decimal coinage.

Today, The Royal Mint is the world’s largest export mint, supplying coins to the UK and overseas countries.

The Royal Mint has also diversified into a number of other complementary businesses, building on the values that have been at the heart of the organisation throughout its history - authenticity, security, precious metals, craftsmanship and design:

Precious Metals

Throughout history The Royal Mint’s name has been synonymous with precious metals and bullion. The organisation trades physical and digital precious metal worldwide and has a global network of distributor partners.

Consumer coin division

The organisation runs a thriving commemorative coin business, gifting, and a collector services division retailing historic coins, an authentication and valuation service and secure storage.

The Royal Mint Experience

The Royal Mint entered the tourism business in 2016 when it opened its popular visitor centre, The Royal Mint Experience, at its home in Llantrisant, South Wales. The attraction welcomes around 100,000 visitors a year.

 

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