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  • The Royal Mint, the original maker of UK coins, in collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces, has today unveiled a new range of collectable and bullion coins celebrating The Royal Tudor Beasts – the ten heraldic beasts chosen by King Henry VIII.
  • The Royal Tudor Beast coin and bullion collection will be released over five years.
  • The collection has been designed by artist David Lawrence. Each design is a unique balance of the naturalistic elements of the beasts with a stylised, heraldic depiction incorporated into the design.

The Royal Mint, the original maker of UK coins, and Historic Royal Palaces have today unveiled a new range of collectable and bullion coins celebrating The Royal Tudor Beasts. The first coin in the collection, the Seymour Panther, was unveiled at Hampton Court Palace– where the original Royal Beasts still welcome visitors today.

The Royal Tudor Beasts collection will be released over five years, with customers able to build their very own collection celebrating the ten beasts chosen by King Henry VIII to line the Moat Bridge of Hampton Court Palace.

The collectable and bullion collection celebrating The Royal Tudor Beasts follows on from The Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beasts Collection that celebrated the ten ancestral beasts that lined the entrance to Westminster Abbey at Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation.

Clare Maclennan, Divisional Director of Commemorative Coin at The Royal Mint said: “We are delighted to be introducing a new range of collectable and bullion coins celebrating The Royal Tudor Beasts – the ten beasts chosen by Henry VIII. This exciting new range has been developed with Historic Royal Palaces and follows on from our popular Queen’s Beasts range.

To celebrate the launch, we felt it was only right to unleash the first beast, the Seymour Panther, at the original home of the Royal Tudor Beasts – Hampton Court Palace. We hope collectors across the globe are equally as excited as we are for the launch of our latest range of collectable and bullion coins.”

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Emma Saunders, Senior Licensing Manager at Historic Royal Palaces commented: “We are very proud to be launching another new collection of coins in partnership with The Royal Mint. The Seymour Panther is inspired by one of the majestic Royal Beasts on the Moat Bridge at the entrance to Hampton Court Palace and symbolises the union of Henry VIII and his third wife, Jane Seymour.

As an independent charity, each sale of Historic Royal Palaces’ collectible coins helps support our cause and contributes to the future of the incredible buildings and collections in our care, which is more important now than ever before.”

The whole collection has been designed by artist David Lawrence. Each coin design is a unique balance of the naturalistic elements of the creatures with a stylised, heraldic depiction incorporated into the design.

David Lawrence, designer of The Royal Tudor Beasts said: “It was an honour to be chosen to depict the heraldic beasts on a coin and bullion collection as well as a huge challenge. Each royal beast comes down to us with centuries of heritage and meaning attached to them, so my task was to find a new vision that is still true to the past.”

The Seymour Panther was a heraldic symbol belonging to Jane Seymour, Henry VIII’s third wife. Given to her by the king from the treasury of royal beasts, it is thought that a panther had been part of the collection since the reign of Henry IV. As Henry VII’s mother, Margaret, was a Beaufort and a panther also appeared on the Duke of Beaufort’s arms, both Henry VII and Henry VIII used the beast as a symbol of their lineage.

The coin is available in a range of precious metal Proof editions, as well as a Brilliant Uncirculated edition. Visit www.royalmint.com/tudorbeasts to view the full collection. The Royal Tudor Beasts will also be available as bullion coins in the coming months.

 

The Seymour Panther

The Seymour Panther

Symbolising the strength of the union between Henry VIII and his third wife, Jane Seymour, the Seymour Panther is the first coin in a ten-coin collection honouring the Royal Tudor Beasts.

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Coin title

The Royal Tudor Beasts The Seymour Panther 2022 UK 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

The Royal Tudor Beasts The Seymour Panther 2022 UK 1oz Gold Proof Coin

The Royal Tudor Beasts The Seymour Panther 2022 UK 2oz Gold Proof Coin

The Royal Tudor Beasts The Seymour Panther 2022 UK 5oz Gold Proof Coin

The Royal Tudor Beasts The Seymour Panther 2022 UK 10 oz Gold Proof Coin

The Royal Tudor Beasts The Seymour Panther 2022 UK 1kg Gold Proof Coin

The Royal Tudor Beasts The Seymour Panther 2022 UK 2kg Gold Proof Coin

Denomination

£25

£100

£200

£500

£500

£1,000

£2,000

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

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

999 Au Fine Gold

999 Au Fine Gold

999 Au Fine Gold

Weight

7.80g

31.21g

62.42g

156.295g

312.521g

1005.00g

2010.00g

Diameter

22.00mm

32.69mm

40.00mm

50.00mm

65.00mm

100.00mm

150.00mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Additional Features

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Maximum Coin Mintage

1,010

560

356

131

31

14

5

RRP

£650.00

£2,440.00

£4,650.00

£11,125.00

£22,250.00

£67,500.00

£147,250.00

 

Coin title

The Royal Tudor Beasts The Seymour Panther 2022 UK 1oz Silver Proof Coin

The Royal Tudor Beasts The Seymour Panther 2022 UK 2oz Silver Proof Coin

The Royal Tudor Beasts The Seymour Panther 2022 UK 5oz Silver Proof Coin

The Royal Tudor Beasts The Seymour Panther 2022 UK 10oz Silver Proof Coin

The Royal Tudor Beasts The Seymour Panther 2022 UK 1kg Silver Proof Coin

The Royal Tudor Beasts The Seymour Panther 2022 UK 2kg Silver Proof Coin

Denomination

£2

£5

£10

£10

£500

£1,000

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

999 Ag Fine Silver

999 Ag Fine Silver

999 Ag Fine Silver

999 Ag Fine Silver

999 Ag Fine Silver

999 Ag Fine Silver

Weight

31.21g

62.42g

156.295g

312.59g

1005.00g

2010.00g

Diameter

38.61mm

40.00mm

65.00mm

65.00mm

100.00mm

150.00mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Proof

Additional Features

HAMPTON COURT PALACE . ROYAL TUDOR BEASTS

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Maximum Coin Mintage

7,010

2,006

306

156

72

56

RRP

£95.00

£185.00

£465.00

£885.00

£2,330.00

£4,995.00

 

Coin title

The Royal Tudor Beasts The Seymour Panther 2022 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

David Lawrence

Quality

Brilliant Uncirculated

Additional Features

N/A

Maximum Coin Mintage

Unlimited

RRP

£13.00

 

About The Royal Mint

With a history spanning more than 1,100 years, The Royal Mint is Britain’s oldest company and the original maker of UK coins.  Today The Royal Mint is a premium British maker, providing carefully crafted coins and precious metal products for the UK and overseas.  Based in Llantrisant, South Wales it has three main focuses as a business: Currency, Consumer (collectable and rare, historic coins) and precious metals investment.

Collecting with The Royal Mint:

Every coin tells a story, from a rare gold Sovereign to a Peter Rabbit™ 50p coin. The Royal Mint aims to inspire collectors young and old, and nurture a love of collecting through unique designs and popular themes. As the maker of UK coinage, we have unparalleled knowledge about coins, from the historic coins of our past, through to the collectable commemorative coins of today.  Sourcing and authenticating pre-decimal coins is a natural fit for The Royal Mint as we struck each one.

Investing with The Royal Mint:

As a world authority on precious metals, The Royal Mint has traded and made products in gold and silver for centuries. Since launching its designated precious metals investment arm six years ago, The Royal Mint has grown rapidly to become the home of gold in the UK – increasing its market share and becoming the largest producer of bullion coins in Britain. As well as offering physical precious metal investment options in the form of bars and coins, The Royal Mint also offers a range of digital investment options including DigiGold, Little Treasures, designed for children, and Gold for Pensions

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Historic Royal Palaces is a team of people who love and look after six of the most wonderful palaces in the world. We create space for spirits to stir and be stirred. We want everyone to feel welcome and accepted. We tell stories about the monarchs you know and the lives you don’t. We let people explore and we set minds racing. We are a charity and your support gives the palaces a future, for everyone.  Registered charity number 1068852. For more information visit www.hrp.org.uk

 

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