When Queen Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of England in 1953, the doors to Westminster Abbey were guarded by ten heraldic beasts which came to the Royal Arms of England over the course of hundreds of years. The Queen’s Beast Collection from the Royal Mint catalogs these creatures in beautiful new designs. Today, 2018 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of protective plastic slabs courtesy of the NGC!
- 5th release of Queen’s Beast Series coins from the Royal Mint!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Face value of £100 (GBP) is fully backed by England’s government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Includes Early Release label.
- Obverse features the design of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes the new Black Bull of Clarence design.
The Black Bull of Clarence design in the Queen’s Beast Series arrives as the fifth design, and most earthly of the beasts in the Royal Arms of England. While many of the other creatures are fantastical beasts founded in myth, the Black Bull of Clarence was first the symbol of the Duke of Clarence, Roger Mortimer.
All 2018 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coins in this listing are perfect specimens according to the NGC. Coins with a Mint State 70 certification feature full, original mint luster and lack all detracting flaws. The Early Release label included in the slab indicates the gold coins were received for certification within the first 30 days of their 2018 release date, as set by the Royal Mint.
On the reverse of the British Gold Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coin is the design of the bull standing tall above the royal shield of kings from the House of York. The Black Bull of Clarence came from the first King of England from the House of York, Edward III. The beast features with a quadrant shield, with its four section bearing the three golden lions of Richard I in two quadrants and the golden lilies of France of Edward III in the other two quadrants.
King Edward III claimed the throne of England through Roger Mortimer, his great-grandfather. Edward III ruled before and after the Wars of the Roses, deposing King Henry VI whose disastrous reign was eventually corrected by Edward III. The Black Bull of Clarence was used in the Royal Arms for 200 years following Edward III’s reign, including the Tudor kings and queens who followed him.
The obverse of the 2018 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coins includes a right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty features here in the fifth-generation design from Royal Mint Engraver Jody Clark.
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