The third release of the Proof Queen’s Beast Series of coins from the Royal Mint brings the Red Dragon of Wales to life on low-mintage coins. The bullion series might offer only a 2 oz silver coin, but the proof series offers silver buyers four options to choose from when buying Queen’s Beast coins. The 2018 10 oz Proof Silver British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins are available to you online right now at Silver.com.
- Ships to you housed in a protective display box that includes a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Third design in the Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beast Series of coins!
- Mintage limited to 700 coins only!
- Consists of Ten Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of £10 (GBP) by Great Britain.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s latest depiction is found on the obverse.
- Wales’ famed Red Dragon is featured on the reverse.
The Royal Mint of England offers the bullion coin in the Queen’s Beast Series with only a 2 oz silver option. When it comes to the collectible version of the Queen’s Beasts, the silver coins are available in four different weights. Those weights include 1 oz silver, 5 oz, 10 oz, and 1 Kilogram, and each is available only as a proof coin.
In the third release of the Proof Queen’s Beast, you’ll find the Red Dragon of Wales. The dragon came to the British royal arms through Owen Tudor. The father of the House of Tudor ruling the Kingdom of England, Owen Tudor claimed Welsh heritage that was carried on by his son, the man who would rule as King Henry VII.
On the reverse of the 2018 10 oz Proof Silver British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins, you’ll find the fiery Red Dragon. This design was originally used on the battle standard of King Henry VII when his troops marched into the Battle of Bosworth. Victory in that battle helped King Henry VII secure his claim to the throne of England.
The obverse of the 2018 Proof Silver British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty has reigned as Queen of England since 1952 and is the longest-reigning monarch in the kingdom’s history, surpassing his great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria I.
The Royal Mint was founded based upon the London Mint which opened in the 8th century. Although various mints coined British currency in that day, by the 13th century the Royal Mint had coalesced around the London Mint location. Today, the Royal Mint’s state-of-the-art coining facility is located in Wales.
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