The first design issued in the Queen’s Beast Series to represent a state within the United Kingdom was the Red Dragon of Wales. The third design issue of the bullion series overall, this stunning image was used by the last native prince of Wales and adopted by King Henry VIII of England for his ship’s sails. The 2017 ¼ oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin is now yours to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- Third design issue of the bullion Queen’s Beast coins!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Issued a face value of £25 (GBP) by Britain.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy appears on the coin’s obverse side.
- Red Dragon of Wales is captured on the coin’s reverse side.
- All Queen’s Beast designs from Royal Mint Engraver Jody Clark.
The dragon is one of the most well-known mythical beasts in the world, and it was a popular creature selection in heraldic art throughout Europe in the medieval age. The European vision of a dragon was a creature that was frightening, but strong, wise, and powerful at the same time. Chronicles from Wales talk of dragons as early as the 6th century.
In the Queen’s Beast selection of coins, the Red Dragon of Wales appears third in the bullion release. The coins debuted in 2016 with the Lion of England. All subsequent designs have followed in the same steps, issuing a 2 oz silver bullion coin, these ¼ oz gold bullion coins, a 1 oz gold bullion coin, a 10 oz silver bullion coin, and now a 1 oz platinum coin as well.
On the obverse of all 2017 ¼ oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins you’ll find Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile portrait. Her Majesty’s effigy is a staple of British coinage, appearing on circulation and commemorative currency since 1953. This is the fifth-generation portrait and it was crafted in 2015 by Jody Clark.
The reverse of the British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins includes the Red Dragon of Wales. Originally known as the red dragon of Cadwallader in those 6th century tales, the dragon was that of the king of Gwynedd.
All 2017 ¼ oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins listed here are in near-perfect condition. The NGC certifies each one as Mint State 69, indicating the presence of full, original mint luster along with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. Those flaws are limited in nature to minuscule contact marks or hairlines.
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