In the Queen’s Beast Series from the Royal Mint of England, those buying silver will find 10 different designs offered in bullion and proof versions. Each of the silver coins in the collection includes a 2 oz bullion coin and four different proof weights. Right now, 2017 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com in near-perfect condition.
- Ships to you inside of the NGC’s protective plastic slab!
- Third heraldic beast in the Queen’s Beast Series!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- 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.
- Obverse includes a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the image of the Red Dragon of Wales.
Each 2017 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin listed here comes with a near-perfect certification of Mint State 69 from the NGC. Coins in this condition exhibit full, original mint luster and feature a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. Examples of flaws acceptable at this certification level include minuscule contact marks or hairlines found outside the primary focal points of the coin.
The Red Dragon of Wales has long been an official emblem of the Welsh people, but it wasn’t until 1959 that Queen Elizabeth II formally established the Red Dragon as the nation’s recognized emblem and it was placed on the national flag. The dragon’s history dates to the 6th century in Wales and was popular in the royal arms of the House of Tudor.
On the reverse of 2017 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins is the image of the Red Dragon of Wales supporting the shield of Llewelyn ap Griffith, the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales. His shield includes four quadrants, each with a leopard in passant guardant stance.
Owen Tudor was the source of the Red Dragon in the British Royal Arms. His grandson, King Henry VII, used the Red Dragon on battle standards in the fight against King Edward IV at the Battle of Bosworth during the Wars of the Roses. Henry VII emerged victorious and rose to the throne as the founder of the House of Tudor. His son, King Henry VIII, used the Red Dragon on the sails of his Royal Navy vessels.
The obverse of 2017 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured in right-profile relief in the fifth-generation portrait from Jody Clark.
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