Jody Clark is the youngest designer to have created a definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen. Jody is in a rare position as a modern coin designer, as his designs can be found on both sides of several new coins, like those in The Queen’s Beasts Collection. We asked Jody about the collection and how he approached the design for the Black Bull of Clarence.
Why did the theme of heraldry appeal to you?
“I’ve always been interested in fantastic beasts, you can ask my mum! I think most children love fairy tales and stories about lions, dragons and unicorns; they’ve got a timeless appeal.”
The Royal Mint series
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.