The Queen’s Beasts Collection is inspired by centuries of history and royal heraldry. We have created this dedicated area for you to discover more about the origins of these fantastical creatures.
Heraldry may be littered with mythical creatures but it has very practical origins. Centuries ago, enemies needed to tell each other apart on the battlefield so they carried simple flags or shields in different colours, clearly identifying each side as they charged into battle.
Meet the Beasts
The connection to the Queen
The Queen’s Beasts Collection is a series of ten coins from The Royal Mint, inspired by the ancestral beasts of heraldry, myth and legend that have watched over Her Majesty The Queen throughout her extraordinary reign, from her coronation to her Sapphire Jubilee.