King Edward III took over a Kingdom of England that was in disarray, and went on to rule the empire for more than 50 years. One of his lasting impacts on British royal history was the use of the mythical griffin in his private seal. That beast now appears in the Queen’s Beast collection from the Royal Mint. Today, 2018 1 oz British Platinum Queen’s Beast Griffin Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- 2nd-ever issue of platinum bullion coins and 2nd in the Platinum Queen’s Beast Series!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9995 pure platinum.
- Face value of 100 (GBP) is fully backed by England’s government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse.
- Griffin of Edward III on the reverse.
The Queen’s Beast Series of bullion coins from the Royal Mint features some of the most prominent heraldic beasts in British history. Each one came into the royal arms from a different ruler who used that beast as a symbol of their power and might. The Griffin comes into play courtesy of King Edward III.
Edward III came to power in 1312 as a successor to his father King Edward II. Edward III succeeded his father and brought dramatic military success, restoration of royal authority, and general stability to the Kingdom of England. Under his guidance, Britain became one of the most formidable military powers in Europe. Edward III would also become the second-longest reigning British monarch in medieval history.
All 2018 1 oz British Platinum Queen’s Beast Griffin Coins are available to you in perfect condition. Coins with a Mint State 70 certification have full, original mint luster, and lack all types of detracting flaws on the surfaces areas and design elements.
On the obverse of all coins in the British Platinum Queen’s Beast Series is the new fifth-generation depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is captured here in right-profile relief and reflects her figure at the age of 89.
The reverse of the 2018 1 oz British Platinum Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin bears the image of the Griffin of Edward III. Associated with keen sight and swift, decisive action, the griffin was added to the private seal of Edward III during his 50-year reign as King of England and Lord of Ireland.
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