One of the most distinctive heraldic beasts and shields displayed in the Queen’s Beast silver bullion range from the Royal Mint is that of the Red Dragon of Wales. The current national symbol, this beast is not only associated with Queen Elizabeth II through the history of the Royal Arms, but also through decisions made during her own reign as Queen of England. The 2017 2 oz British Silver Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin is available to you for purchase online right now from JM Bullion in perfect condition.
- Coins arrive inside of the NGC’s protective plastic slabs!
- 3rd design issued in the Queen’s Beast Series!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of £5 (GBP) by Britain.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse includes the Red Drago of Wales.
The Red Dragon of Wales has a long history that actually predates the establishment of the Kingdom of England. Historic accounts of a dragon in Wales date back to the 6th century. It was often referred to as the red dragon of Cadwallader, a legendary king of Gwynedd. Fast forward nearly one-thousand years, and the Red Dragon was carried by Tudor monarchs.
Owen Tudor, the father of King Henry VII, used the Red Dragon in his personal emblem and made claims to Welsh heritage. Henry VII carried the red dragon standard in battle during the Wars of the Roses when he defeated Edward IV to become King of England. Later, his son, King Henry VIII, used the red dragon on his Royal Navy ships.
On the reverse of 2017 2 oz British Silver Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins is a modern twist on the classic arms of Llewelyn ap Griffith. The last native Prince of Wales, Griffith had a quartered shield with four leopards supported by a fiery red dragon. Long an official emblem of Wales, in 1959 Queen Elizabeth II made the beast was the official design for the Welsh flag.
The obverse of 2017 British Silver Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins includes an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This right-profile portrait was designed in 2015 by Jody Clark and serves as the fifth-generation effigy of Her Majesty to feature on British coins.
These 2017 2 oz British Silver Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins have a perfect certification of Mint State 70 from the NGC. Coins in this condition showcase full, original mint luster with no detracting flaws of any kind.
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