The coins in the Queen’s Beast collection from the Royal Mint offer an excellent option to those looking to buy gold or silver. Each new release in the 10-coin series includes a different design, enhancing the value of these coins for collectors as well as investors. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com in perfect condition!
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Third release in the Queen’s Beast Series!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of £100 (GBP) backed by the government of the United Kingdom.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release designation.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- The Red Dragon of Wales on the reverse.
- Designs from Jody Clark.
Each 2017 1 oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin listed here is in perfect condition. Mint State 70 coins have full, original mint luster and lack all detracting flaws on the surface areas. The Early Release designation indicates the coins arrived at the NGC for certification within 30 days of their initial release from the Royal Mint.
In the Gold British Queen’s Beast Series, the Royal Mint plans to introduce a total of 10 different designs reflective of the designs from James Woodford RA. Woodford sculpted 10 beasts in six-foot tall statues that were present at Westminster Abbey in 1953 during Queen Elizabeth II’s official coronation ceremony.
The Red Dragon of Wales is the third design release in the Queen’s Beast collection of silver and gold coins. The red dragon was a badge originally used by Owen Tudor, and is based upon the story of the dragon on Llewelyn the Last’s castle grounds. Henry VII took on the symbol in a nod to his supposed descent from the Cadwaladr.
On the reverse of the 2017 1 oz British Queen’s Beast Dragon Gold Coin is the image of the Red Dragon of Wales. The dragon is often depicted holding a shield bearing a lion in each quarter of it, which was the coat of arms for Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last true and native Prince of Wales.
The obverse includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as referenced above. Her Majesty ascended to the British throne in 1952 following the death of her father, the king. Her coronation ceremony was held in 1953 and included 10 plaster statues of Queen’s Beasts.
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