When it comes to purchase silver and gold coins, there is added value that comes from certification. Whether it’s for investment or a personal collection, gold bullion that has been certified for quality by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation is a solid purchase. The 2017 ¼ oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin is available to you today in near-perfect condition online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Third release in the Queen’s Beast Collection!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Issued a face value of £25 (GBP) by the United Kingdom.
- Bears a grade of Mint State 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release designation.
- Obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes the Red Dragon of Wales design.
- Both designs from Jody Clark.
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 depicted on the modern flag of Wales, a nation that is part of the United Kingdom of Britain, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. The Red Dragon goes back much further than the kingdom itself though. The dragon itself was originally used by Owen Tudor, grandfather of Henry VII, as a badge symbol, and the Red Dragon of Wales includes the coat of arms used by the last native Prince of Wales, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.
On the obverse of these gold bullion coins is the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. 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.
On the reverse of the 2017 ¼ oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Dragon 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, who was the last native Prince of Wales.
Each of the Gold British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins listed here is in near-perfect condition. Coins with a Mint State 69 grade feature full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. The Early Release designation is a special designation for coins that arrive at the NGC for certification within a specific timeframe. The coins must arrive at the NGC or a third-party depository within the first 30 days of the release date set by the Royal Mint.
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