The Queen’s Beast Collection from the Royal Mint is one of the newest offerings in the numismatic community, and it celebrates the statues of English heraldic creatures that were on display at the 1953 official coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II inside of Westminster Abbey. Today, the 2017 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin is available online courtesy of Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic capsule courtesy of the NGC.
- Second release in the Queen’s Beast collection!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.
- Face value of £5 (GBP) is fully backed by the United Kingdom.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release designation.
- Obverse includes the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the Griffin clutching a shield.
In July 2015, Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark developed the first new effigy of Queen Elizabeth II for British coinage since the 1998 right-profile portrait from Ian Rank-Broadley. Clark, just 33 years old, became the youngest engraver to complete a portrait of the Queen for the Royal Mint and has also been tasked with the creation of the Queen’s Beast imagery.
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.
All 2017 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coins in this product listing have a perfect grade of Mint State 70 from the NGC. Coins with this certification have their full, original mint luster and lack all detracting flaws. As Early Release coins, these were received by the NGC or an NGC-approved depository within 30 days of the release date set by the Royal Mint for 2017-issued Queen’s Beast Griffin coins.
On the reverse of all 2017 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coins you’ll find the image of a Griffin standing tall and proud, its wings fully outstretched over its head. It has its front paws up on a shield, and includes engravings of the weight, metal content, purity, and year of issue.
The obverse of the 2017 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin includes the latest right-profile effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s image appears on the obverse of all British coinage, and this 2015 creation from Jody Clark is the latest enhancement of the Queen’s portrait.
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