The Black Bull of Clarence is the first Yorkist beast to feature in the heraldry of the British Royal Arms and comes from King Edward IV. The House of York briefly ruled England from 1461 to 1470 and again from 1471 to 1485, with a total of three monarchs on the throne. Silver coins for sale in the Queen’s Beast Series offer the Black Bull of Clarence with Edward IV’s shield. Today, 2018 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coins are available to you online at Silver.com in perfect condition.
- Available to ship inside of the protective plastic slab of the NGC!
- Fifth coin issued in the Queen’s Beast Series!
- Availability of certified perfect coins is limited!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.
- The face value of £5 (GBP) is fully backed by the British government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Queen Elizabeth II features on the coin’s obverse.
- The Black Bull of Clarence is on the coin’s reverse.
King Edward IV’s reign came at a tumultuous time in British history. The Wars of the Roses pitted two cadet houses of the Plantagenets against one another for control of the crown. King Henry VI’s rule for the House of Lancaster was widely viewed as a disaster and Edward mobilized forces from the House of York to combat him, eventually winning the crown for the first time in 1461.
All 2018 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Black Bull of Clarence Coins available here are perfect specimens. The NGC issues a Mint State 70 certification to coins with full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any kind on the design elements and surface areas.
Edward IV would be crowned King of England twice in his lifetime. After defeating Henry VI, Edward rose to the thrown as Henry went into exile in Scotland for nearly a decade. Henry VI was briefly restored in 1470, but Edward IV defeated him again in battle and had him executed in the Tower of London, establishing his Yorkist rule again in 1471.
On the reverse of 2018 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Black Bull coins is the heraldic beast from Roger Mortimer, a descendant of the Duke of Clarence. The Bull supports the shield of Edward IV that features four quadrants. Two quadrants feature the Three Lions of England, while the opposing two quadrants feature the golden lilies of France to support Edward IV’s claim to the French throne.
The obverse of 2018 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast Black Bull Coins includes the fifth-generation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Designed in 2015 by Jody Clark, this right-profile bust shows the Queen wearing the Royal Diadem crown.
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