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In a line-up that features a plethora of predatory beasts and birds of prey, the mighty Yale of Beaufort stands out as one of the most fantastical of all the The Queen’s Beasts.

The Yale of Beaufort is uniquely characterised by its animalistic attributes, taking an overall form reminiscent of a goat or antelope yet bearing boar-like tusks and a gold-spotted coat. Perhaps most impressive of all, the Yale prominently features a large set of axial horns ornately adorning its crown.

The Yale can be traced back to Henry VII and his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort – the matriarch of the Tudor dynasty. The Yale has been faithfully reimagined by Royal Mint designer Jody Clark, whose captivating depiction of the mythical beast makes its way on to a one ounce platinum bullion coin.

The 2020 design features the Yale standing proudly atop the historic Beaufort portcullis, prominently displaying its magnificent horns, spotted coat and imposing tusks. The stunning features of the Yale are backed by a secure chainmail background texture, providing a fitting backdrop for this impressive beast.

Blending the regal heritage of the monarchy with the mythical visage of the beast, the Yale of Beaufort bullion coin is an enchanting addition to The Queen’s Beasts Collection, also available as a ten-ounce silver coin.


Key Points:

  • Minted in 999.5 platinum to bullion standard
  • Both the coin’s obverse and reverse have been created by Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark
  • Features a secure, detailed chainmail background texture
  • Struck by The Royal Mint, the home of every official United Kingdom coin struck during Her Majesty’s reign
  • Exempt from UK capital gains tax for UK residents
  • Individually packaged in a single coin capsule


Specification Value
Denomination £100
Alloy 999.5 Fine Platinum
Diameter 32.69mm
Reverse Designer Jody Clark
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Specification Value
Quality Bullion
Year 2020
Pure Metal Type Platinum
Pure Metal Content 1 Troy oz
Fineness 999.5
Packaging Single Coin Capsule
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