The second release of the Queen’s Beast Collection has arrived, and it features one of the most powerful creatures of the human imagination. Half-lion and half-eagle, the griffin was rumored to be the most powerful animal in the world. A symbol of Edward III, the griffin appeared at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Right now, the 2017 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin is available with certification today online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Second release in the Queen’s Beast collection!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of £5 (GBP) backed by the government of Britain.
- Issued a grade of Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release designation.
- Obverse includes the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the Griffin clutching a shield.
Each 2017 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin in this listing has a near-perfect grade from the NGC. Coins with an MS69 grade feature full, original mint luster, but do have flaws. Those flaws are limited to a maximum of two minor flaws and are found only outside of the primary focal areas on the coin’s surface.
The Early Release designation is reserved for coins that are received for certification within a certain time window. Early Release coins must arrive at the NGC or an approved third-party location within the first 30 days of the release date set by the Royal Mint.
For the second release the Royal Mint introduces the mythical Griffin. With the head, wings, and front paws of an eagle, and the body of a lion, this was said to be the most powerful animal in the world. That power comes from the lion’s status as king of the beasts, and the eagle’s status as king of the birds.
The reverse of all 2017 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coins features the image of a Griffin standing tall and proud, its wings fully outstretched over its head. It has its front paws up on a shield, and includes engravings of the weight, metal content, purity, and year of issue.
On the obverse of the 2017 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin is the latest right-profile effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s image appears on the obverse of all British coinage, and this 2015 creation from Jody Clark is the latest enhancement of the Queen’s portrait.
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