The Queen’s Beast Series of bullion coins from the Royal Mint comes with a total of 10 designs planned for release through 2021. The coins originated as silver and gold bullion options, but in 2017 the series expanded to include more silver options and a new platinum coin for sale. The 2018 1 oz Platinum British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin is currently available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in protective plastic slabs by the NGC!
- Second platinum coin released by the Royal Mint in the Queen’s Beast Series!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
- Issued a face value of 100 (GBP) by England.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait.
- Reverse features the image of the Griffin of Edward III from his private seal.
The Queen’s Beast coins debuted in 2016 with the famed Lion of England in a new bullion collection. The coins originated with a 2 oz silver bullion coin, the Royal Mint’s first-ever in that weight, as well as a 1 oz and ¼ oz gold coin. Come 2017, the coin series’ popularity pushed the Royal Mint to expand the collection.
Beginning in 2017, the Royal Mint went back and re-released the designs of the Queen’s Beast Series with two new options. There is now a 10 oz silver coin available, along with a 1 oz platinum coin that debuted as the first-ever platinum bullion coin from the Royal Mint.
On the obverse of the 2018 1 oz Platinum British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coin is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured on all British coins, and in this right-profile portrait, she is captured at the age of 89 in an effigy designed by Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark. This is the fifth-generation portrait on British coins.
The reverse of the Platinum British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coins bears the private seal of King Edward III of England. King of England and Lord of Ireland for 50 years, Edward III was the second-longest reigning British monarch from medieval history and used the mythical griffin as part of his private seal.
2018 1 oz Platinum British Queen’s Beast Griffin Coins in this listing are considered near-perfect by the NGC. Coins with a Mint State 69 grade show full, original mint luster with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. The flaws are limited to minuscule contact marks and hairlines found only outside the primary focal areas of the coin’s surface.
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