The Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beast collection of coins will feature a total of 10 designs when it reaches its completion date in the 2020s. The coins debuted in 2016 with a first-ever 2 oz silver coin from the mint, a 1 oz gold coin, and ¼ oz gold coin. In 2017, the Royal Mint not only released more designs, it expanded the series to feature platinum coin options as well! Right now, the 2018 1 oz Platinum British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- Second design issue of the Platinum Queen’s Beast range of coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
- Bears a face value of £100 (GBP) backed by the government of Britain.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release specimen.
- Queen Elizabeth II features on the coin’s obverse face.
- The Griffin of Edward III is included on the coin’s reverse face.
Your 2018 1 oz Platinum British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin available in today’s listing is in perfect condition as certified by the NGC. Coins in Mint State 70 condition exhibit full, original mint luster and show no detracting flaws of any kind. The Early Release designation is for those coins which are received for certification by the NGC within the 30-day window following their initial release by the Royal Mint.
Jody Clark is a Royal Mint Engraver and the designer behind both images used on the Platinum British Queen’s Beast coin. Clark is in charge of designing the 10 Queen’s Beast releases to feature in the series, and also redesigned the Queen’s effigy in 2015. His fifth-generation portrait of Her Majesty began appearing on coins with 2016 issue dates, and at 33 years old he became the youngest engraver at the mint to create a portrait of the Queen for coinage.
The obverse of the 2018 1 oz Platinum British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Since her 1953 coronation, the Queen’s effigy has been updated at certain intervals to reflect her age on the throne.
On the reverse of the Platinum British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin is the image of King Edward III’s private seal. The mythical griffin was chosen by Edward III for his private seal and was depicted above the round tower of Windsor Castle, where Edward III was born in 1327.
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