The Proof British Queen’s Beast coins debuted in 2017 after the 2016 issue of the bullion coins. The Royal Mint’s collectible version of the popular silver bullion coins include the same designs, though the proof coinage is available to you in a different order than the investment-grade coins. Today, 2018 10 oz Proof British Silver Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a protective display box with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- 3rd design from the Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beast Series of coins!
- Limited mintage of only 700 coins!
- Contains 10 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- The face value of £10 (GBP) is fully backed by Great Britain’s government.
- Queen Elizabeth II features on the coin’s obverse.
- The Red Dragon of Wales is on the coin’s reverse.
In the Queen’s Beast Series, bullion coins debuted in 2016 with the Lion of England design. That was followed by two design annually in 2017 and 2018 with the designs of the Griffin of Edward III, Red Dragon of Wales, Unicorn of Scotland, and the Black Bull of Clarence. The proof coins debuted in 2017 but followed a slightly different release schedule that included the Lion, Unicorn, Red Dragon of Wales, and Black Bull.
The legend of fearsome dragons is found in cultures all around the world, with ancient and medieval Britons viewing the dragon as a fire-breathing beast capable of mass destruction. Over time, the dragon was adopted by monarchs as a sign of strength and power.
All 2018 10 oz Proof British Silver Queen’s Beast Dragon coins are shipped to you with protective capsules and black commemorative boxes. The boxes from the Royal Mint make it easy to display the coins you purchase, which include a Certificate of Authenticity.
On the reverse of the Proof British Silver Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin is the design of the Red Dragon of Wales. Named the official emblem of Wales in 1959 by Queen Elizabeth II, the Red Dragon of Wales design included here features the quartered shield from the royal arms of Llewelyn ap Griffith. The last native prince of Wales used a single leopard in each of the four quarters.
The obverse of the 2018 10 oz Proof British Silver Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins bears the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is depicted here in a fifth-generation right-profile portrait created in 2015 by Jody Clark of the Royal Mint. It depicts the Queen at the age of 89.
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