The second release of the Queen’s Beast Collection has arrived, and it features one of the most powerful creatures of the human imagination. Half-lion and half-eagle, the griffin was rumored to be the most powerful animal in the world. A symbol of Edward III, the griffin appeared at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. The 2017 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin is available today online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip, orders of 10 in mint tubes, or orders of 200 in Monster Boxes.
- Second coin released in the Queen’s Beast Series!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of £5 (GBP) by the British government.
- Obverse features the latest effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse bears the image of the Griffin of Edward III.
- Both designs from Jody Clark.
The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place at Westminster Abbey in 1953, even though she had officially ascended to the throne in 1952 upon her father’s death. At the official ceremony, 10 statues, each standing six feet tall, surrounded the Queen as the ceremony proceeded.
Designed by James Woodford RA, these statues represented the various heraldic creatures from different bloodlines in the British monarchy. Bloodlines which, at that point in time were coming together under the banner of the young woman about to be crowned Queen of England. Today, Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch in British history and also the world’s current longest-reigning monarch.
On the obverse of all 2017 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coins you’ll find the image of the Queen herself. This right-profile effigy of Her Majesty was created in 2015 by Jody Clark as the fifth-generation depiction, and graces the obverse of the first-ever 2 oz silver bullion coin from the Royal Mint.
The reverse of the 2017 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Griffin coin depicts the mythical griffin. In British history, the griffin is closely associated with the reign of Edward III, who ruled as sovereign for more than 50 years and used the griffin as his official emblem on his private seal.
All 2017 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coins in this Silver.com listing are in BU condition. Coins in this condition have no signs of wear and tear, however you may notice minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to the presence of contact marks from the production process.
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