The Red Dragon of Wales features on the national flag of Wales and has been a part of Welsh mythology and culture since the 6th century. Part of the royal arms for the last native prince of Wales, the Red Dragon is steeped in the history of Wales. Right now, 2018 5 oz Proof Silver British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in commemorative display boxes with an included Certificate of Authenticity!
- Third coin issued by the Royal Mint in the Proof Queen Beast collection!
- Mintage limited to 750 coins only!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of £10 (GBP) backed by the government of Great Britain.
- The obverse of the coin features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the coin’s reverse is the Red Dragon of Wales and royal arms of Llewelyn ap Griffith.
Each of the 2018 5 oz Proof Silver British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins in this listing comes to you in special commemorative packaging from the Royal Mint. The coins are individually housed inside of protective capsules and set inside of black commemorative boxes. Included with your purchase is a Certificate of Authenticity.
The history of the Red Dragon of Wales dates back to the 6th century and the reign of Cadwallader, who was the legendary king of Gwynedd. The dragon was adopted as a sign of strength, wisdom, and power.
On the obverse of the 2018 5 oz Proof Silver British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured here in the fifth-generation design created in 2015 by Jody Clark. A Royal Mint Engraver, Clark was 33 years old when he created the design and became the youngest artist ever to develop the monarch’s design for British coinage.
The reverse of the 2018 Proof Silver British Queen’s Beast Dragon coins includes the Red Dragon of Wales. Found on the national flag and known as the nation’s official emblem, this design of the dragon includes the royal arms of Llewelyn ap Griffith. The quartered shield in front of the dragon has leopards in each of the four quadrants, with the original design used by Griffith featuring red leopards on yellow fields and yellow leopards on red fields in opposing quadrants.
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