The Queen’s Beasts Return with the Yale of Beaufort
The Queen’s Beasts Collection continues with the latest coin in the series, the mythical Yale of Beaufort. It descends to Her Majesty 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 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 is a mythical beast, 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. Designer Jody Clark has portrayed the yale in a regal stature, with its most prominent feature, its horns, being a focal point in the design.
The Queen's Beasts The Yale of Beaufort 2019 UK Five-Ounce Silver Proof Coin
|Maximum Coin Mintage||335|
|Alloy||999 Fine Silver|
|Reverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Pure Metal Type||Silver|