The Royal Mint – The Queen’s Beasts The Yale of Beaufort

22nd February 2019

The Yale of Beaufort is the next beast to rear its head on Royal Mint collectable coins

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Today, The Royal Mint unleashes the mythical Yale of Beaufort as the sixth coin in The Queen’s Beasts collection. The Yale is one of ten heraldic Beasts that form the Queen’s Beasts collection. Inspired by these ancient symbols of power and identity, the range brings to life the ten imposing statues that are part of an enduring legacy that define our ruling dynasties.

The Yale descends to The Queen through Henry VII, who inherited the beast from his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, who had played a role in the Wars of the Roses. Her position as matriarch of the Tudor dynasty gave the Yale prestige and symbolic meaning. The Yale is a mythical beast, described as the size of a hippopotamus with the tail of an elephant, the jaws of a boar and of a black or tawny colour and has the ability to swivel each of its horns independently to use as a prominent weapon.

Following the success of previous coins in the collection, the latest release features another original design by Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark. Jody is best known for his ‘fifth portrait’ of The Queen seen on UK coinage series since 2015, but has also spent a great deal of time researching British heraldry to come up with his Queen’s Beasts designs.

Jody says of his design, “As the yale is one of the more obtuse and mythical creatures of The Queen’s Beasts, I did a lot of research into its background and its influence which has been carried through to the modern day. It was evident within my research that the yale has been depicted differently throughout the ages but the most interesting aspect, for me, was its horns as they are a constant feature in many depictions. I wanted this to be a focal point in my design, as well as maintaining its mystery and ancient heritage.

Even though the yale isn’t a real creature, I wanted the design to portray the yale as a creature of regal stature, a creature which is both rare and magnificent. I looked at lots of images of animals such as wild boars, goats, bulls and elephants to get the elements of the yale just right.”

The Yale of Beaufort commemorative coins are available to purchase from www.royalmint.com in a range of precious metal and base proof finishes, prices start from £13.

 

2019 Queen’s Beasts Yale of Beaufort Specifications

 

2019 The Queen’s Beasts – The Yale of Beaufort

Coin title

The Queen’s Beasts The Yale of Beaufort 2019 UK Gold Proof Kilo Coin

The Queen’s Beasts The Yale of Beaufort 2019 UK Five-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

The Queen’s Beasts The Yale of Beaufort 2019 UK One-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

The Queen’s Beasts The Yale of Beaufort 2019 UK Quarter-Ounce Gold Proof Coin

Denomination

£1,000

£500

£100

£25

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

999.9 Au Fine Gold

999.9 Au Fine Gold

999.9 Au Fine Gold

999.9 Au Fine Gold

Weight

1005.00g

156.295g

31.21g

7.80g

Diameter

100.00mm

50.00mm

32.69mm

22.00mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Jody Clark

Quality

Proof

Limited Edition Presentation

10

55

400

1000

RRP

£49,995

£8,645

£1,880

£480.00

 

 

2019 The Queen’s Beasts – The Yale of Beaufort

Coin title

The Queen’s Beasts The Yale of Beaufort 2019 UK Silver Proof Kilo Coin

The Queen’s Beasts The Yale of Beaufort 2019 UK Ten-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The Queen’s Beasts The Yale of Beaufort 2019 UK Five-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

The Queen’s Beasts The Yale of Beaufort 2019 UK One-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

Denomination

£500

£10

£10

£2

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

999 Ag Fine Silver

999 Ag Fine Silver

999 Ag Fine Silver

999 Ag Fine Silver

Weight

1005.00g

312.59g

156.295g

31.21g

Diameter

100.00mm

65.00mm

65.00mm

38.61mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Jody Clark

Quality

Proof

Limited Edition Presentation

90

200

250

4250

RRP

£2,025

£795.00

£420.00

£85.00

 

 

2019 The Queen’s Beasts – The Yale of Beaufort

Coin title

The Queen’s Beasts The Yale of Beaufort 2019 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Denomination

£5

Issuing Authority

UK

Alloy

Cupro-Nickel

Weight

28.28g

Diameter

38.61mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Jody Clark

Quality

Brilliant Uncirculated

Limited Edition Presentation

Unlimited

RRP

£13

 

 

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