When you’re looking for gold coins for sale, those which have received certification from the NGC or PCGS have greater value. These coins have been graded for condition and certified as beautiful specimens. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com with near-perfect certification from the NGC.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Third release of 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 Britain.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 69 by 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.
All 2017 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins in this listing are in near-perfect condition. A coin with a Mint State 69 grade from the NGC features full, original mint luster with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. You’ll notice minor flaws limited to miniscule hairlines or contact marks.
The Early Release designation for NGC coins indicates they arrived within a certain time frame for grading at the NGC. The coins must arrive at the NGC or an approved third-party depository within the first 30 days of the release set by the Royal Mint.
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 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.
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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