When Elizabeth II entered Westminster Abbey for her official coronation as the new Queen of England in 1953, there were 10 heraldic beasts present in the form of carved statues that represented the rich history of the Royal Arms and crown of England. Among them was the Falcon of the Plantagenets. Today, 2019 5 oz Proof British Gold Queens Beast Falcon of the Plantagenets Coin is available to you from JM Bullion.
- Coin arrives inside of a protective display box with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- 5th design to feature in the Proof Queens Beast Series!
- Limited mintage available!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- The face value of 500 (GBP) is fully backed by Great Britains government.
- Queen Elizabeth II features on the coins obverse.
- The Falcon of the Plantagenets is depicted on the coins reverse.
King Edward III was among many of the powerful monarchs to come from the House of Plantagenets, a ruling family in Britain over the course of more than 300 years which was originally founded in France. Edward III was fond of falconry and hawking, eventually choosing the white falcon as his symbol.
All 2019 5 oz Proof British Gold Queens Beast Falcon of the Plantagenets Coins are available to you through this listing with a Royal Mint wooden display box. The coins include a unique Certificate of Authenticity to validate the coin. The 2019 Proof Falcon of the Plantagenets coin is the fifth design of the proof series of Queens Beast Coins.
On the reverse of 2019 Proof British Gold Queens Beast Falcon Coins, youll find the image of a white falcon on the shield with its claws clutching an open fetterlock. The use of a fetterlock is often associated with a claim to the English throne, with Queen Elizabeth IIs white falcon containing an open fetterlock.
Edward IIIs sons John and Edmund, for example, often used the fetterlock in their family seals with a closed lock to symbolize they had no claim to the throne of England. Edwards older sons did use an open fetterlock though, and eventually, the white falcon would pass down to King Edward IV and eventually to his son Richard, who was the final monarch from the House of the Plantagenets.
The obverse of 2019 5 oz Proof British Gold Queens Beast Falcon Coins is the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majestys design on these gold coins comes from Jody Clark and was created in 2015 as the fifth-generation image of the Queen to feature on British coins.
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