There are plentiful options for investors and collectors in the Queen’s Beast Series from the Royal Mint. Introduced in 2016 with the Lion of England design, the series offers investors the opportunity to buy gold, silver, and platinum bullion coins with 10 different designs planned throughout the course of the series. The 2018 1 oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coin is now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in a plastic flip, mint tube of 10, or monster box of 100!
- Fifth coin issue of the Queen’s Beast Series!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of £100 (GBP) by Britain.
- Obverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the design of the Black Bull of Clarence.
- Designs by Jody Clark.
The Queen’s Beast Series from the Royal Mint reflects the images of 10 heraldic beasts featured at the coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II. When Her Majesty entered Westminster Abbey in 1953 to take her crown as the Queen of England, there were 10 beasts stationed at the door of the Abbey.
Each one of those beasts represented a different stage of history for the crown of England. Introduced into British lore and used by monarch from the House of York to the modern-day Tudors, these beasts were carved at the time by James Woodford RA specifically for the coronation ceremony.
As the fifth installment in the series, the Black Bull of Clarence comes from the first king in the House of York. Edward IV deposed Henry VI, a House of Lancaster king whose rule was in disarray, during the War of the Roses. The clash resulted in the death of Henry VI by execution and Edward IV’s ascension to the throne for good in 1461.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coin is the image of the Black Bull of Clarence. The figure of the bull is a symbol of power and was used by Edward IV. It features in this design standing on its hind legs in front of the Royal Arms shield incorporated by Edward III, who made dual claims to the thrones of England and France. The inclusion of the lions of England and the lilies of France symbolize his claim to both crowns.
The obverse of the Gold British Queen’s Beast Bull Coins features the most recent effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2015, this design is the fifth-generation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and captures her figure in right-profile relief.
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