The British Queens Beast collection of silver and gold coins from the Royal Mint is a brand-new offering from the United Kingdoms sovereign mint, and it offers a stunning glimpse into the heraldry and images of the British Crown. The planned 10-coin release celebrates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, as well as numerous facets of British history. The 2017 1 oz British Gold Queens Beast Dragon Coin is available to you today from JM Bullion in perfect condition!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- 3rd release in the Queens Beast Series!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Issued a face value of 100 (GBP) by the United Kingdom.
- Bears a grade of Mint State 70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release designation.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- The Red Dragon of Wales on the reverse.
- Designs from Jody Clark.
Owen Tudor was the first to use the image of the Red Dragon of Wales as a badge. He was a Welsh courtier and the second husband of Catherine of Valois, the widow of Henry V. Owen descended from a prominent family from Penmynydd in the Isle of Anglesey, and was the grandfather of Henry VII, who founded the Tudor dynasty.
All new from the Royal Mint, the Queens Beast collection features a total of 10 designs, with releases scheduled to run through 2021. For 2017-2020, there will be two designs released each year, with one apiece from 2016 and in 2021. These new 2017 1 oz British Gold Queens Beast Dragon Coins represent the third release, and second of 2017 in the collection.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 oz British Queens Beast Dragon Gold Coin is the image of the Red Dragon of Wales. The dragon is often depicted holding a shield bearing a lion in each quarter of it, which was the coat of arms for Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last true and native Prince of Wales.
The obverse includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as referenced above. Her Majesty ascended to the British throne in 1952 following the death of her father, the king. Her coronation ceremony was held in 1953 and included 10 plaster statues of Queens Beasts.
Each 2017 1 oz British Gold Queens Beast Dragon Coin listed here is in perfect condition. Mint State 70 coins have full, original mint luster and lack all detracting flaws on the surface areas. The Early Release designation indicates the coins arrived at the NGC for certification within 30 days of their initial release from the Royal Mint.
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