The Queen’s Beasts Collection

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.

Part lion and part eagle, the griffin combines the characteristics of the king of the beasts and the air to create a creature more powerful than either. Appearing in English heraldry from the twelfth century onwards, it was elevated to royal status by Edward III – the epitome of medieval English kingship and founder of the Order of the Garter based at Windsor Castle.

Recast on a coin, the Griffin of Edward III completes the line-up of ten heraldic beasts present at Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation in 1953. Acclaimed artist Jody Clark captures the power of this majestic creature in a dramatic design that blends fantasy and realism, a signature of this collection. Available in limited-edition gold and silver Proof editions, as well as a Brilliant Uncirculated edition, The Queen’s Beasts now stand together as one – a formidable phalanx of ancestral creatures drawn from centuries of royal history.

 

 

 

BEHIND THE DESIGN WITH JODY CLARK

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THE STORY OF THE GRIFFIN OF EDWARD III

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CELEBRATE THE CONCLUSION

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