The Queen's Beasts The Yale of Beaufort 2019 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin | Royal Mint

The Queen's Beasts The Yale of Beaufort 2019 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

  • Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark’s beautiful design captures the regal stature of this mythical beast
  • Struck in unlimited numbers
  • The latest coin to continue The Queen’s Beasts Collection
Price: £13.00
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  • Product code: UK19QYBU

Add the Mythical Yale of Beaufort to your Collection

In 1953 the country witnessed the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen. Standing guard outside Westminster Abbey were ten statues of heraldic beasts, imposing symbols of royal authority. The Queen’s Beasts Collection from The Royal Mint celebrates each of these creatures in turn. As we reach the sixth coin in the series, we’re excited to present the Yale of Beaufort, the latest coin to be released.

Mythical and regal, the yale follows the Red Dragon of Wales and the Black Bull of Clarence, which were released in 2018, the year of the 65th anniversary of the coronation of The Queen. The yale was described in ancient times as the size of a hippopotamus with the tail of an elephant, the jaws of a boar and of a black or tawny colour. It descends to The Queen through Henry VII, who inherited it from his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, who had played a central role in the Wars of the Roses. Her position as matriarch of the Tudor dynasty gave the yale prestige and symbolic meaning.

The Queen's Beasts The Yale of Beaufort 2019 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Denomination £5
Alloy Cupro-nickel
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61mm
Reverse Designer Jody Clark
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2019

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