British gold coins are highly coveted by investors and collectors around the globe. The Britannia series set the stage for the demand of gold bullion from the United Kingdom, and the Queen’s Beast Collection is poised to take advantage with 10 new design releases in the coming years. Today, the 2017 ¼ oz Gold British Queens Beast Griffin Coin is available to you online at Silver.com in near-perfect condition.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab from the NGC.
- Second design release of the Queen’s Beast Series!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Face value of £25 (GBP) is fully backed by Britain’s government.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait.
- Reverse features the Griffin design.
- Both images from Jody Clark.
The Griffin is a mythical creature that was believed to be the most powerful animal in the world. With the body, tail, and hind legs of a lion, it was partially imbued with the powers of the King of Beasts. The creature also had the head, wings, and front talons of an eagle, considered the King of the Birds.
Each 2017 ¼ oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin in this listing earned a near-perfect certification from the NGC. Coins in Mint State 69 condition feature full, original mint luster, but also include a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These are limited to miniscule hairlines and/or contact marks found outside the primary focal areas of the coin.
The obverse of all Gold British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy appears on the obverse of all British coinage, and this latest fifth-generation depiction comes from Jody Clark and was released for British currency starting in late 2015.
On the reverse of all 2017 ¼ oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coins is the image of the griffin created by Clark. It depicts the Griffin standing with its front legs and talons grasping the seal of Edward III. The griffin was very closely associated with Edward III, who ruled for more than 50 years and used the griffin on his private seal.
The Queen’s Beast collection features a total of 10 designs, with releases scheduled to run through 2021. For 2017-2020, there will be two designs released each year, with one apiece from 2016 and in 2021. The Griffin of Edward III is the second release, and features the most powerful of mythical beasts.
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