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. Today, the 2017 1 oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin is available to you online at Silver.com in perfect condition.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- Third release in the Queen’s Beast Series!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Face value of £100 (GBP) is fully backed by the United Kingdom.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
- The Red Dragon of Wales on the reverse.
- 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 the third design release in the Queen’s Beast collection of silver and gold coins. 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.
Each of the 2017 1 oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins listed here are in perfect condition in the eyes of the NGC. Mint State 70 coins have full, original mint luster and lack all detracting flaws on the surface areas.
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 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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