The Proof Queen’s Beast coins are the collectible versions of the Royal Mint’s popular heraldic-beast themed coinage. Introduced in 2016 with one silver coin and two gold coins, the bullion Queen’s Beast Coins were alone in the Royal Mint’s catalog until the 2017 issue of the same designs in a low-mintage proof series. Today, 2018 1 Kilo Proof Silver British Queen’s Beast Dragon Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed inside capsules and protective wooden boxes with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Third coin design issued in the Proof Queen’s Beast Series of silver coins!
- Mintage limited to 200 coins only!
- Consists of One Kilogram, or 32.15 Troy ounces, of .999 pure silver.
- The face value of £500 (GBP) is fully backed by Great Britain’s government.
- Obverse bears the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes the Red Dragon of Wales and royal arms of Wales on a shield.
Bullion and proof silver coins in the Queen’s Beast Series are part of a larger 10-design issue of heraldic beasts by the Royal Mint. The coins all feature a heraldic beast that was represented on a wooden statue at the 1953 official coronation ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey.
Those beasts appear in the Queen’s Beast Collection in differing orders across the bullion and proof series. While the Red Dragon of Wales is third in both collections, the Unicorn of Scotland appears in differing orders as the fourth bullion coin but second proof coin.
All 2018 1 Kilo Proof Silver British Queen’s Beast Dragon coins are sealed inside of protective capsules by the Royal Mint and presented within a commemorative wooden box for easy storage and beautiful display. The individual coins all come with a Certificate of Authenticity from the mint as well.
On the reverse of each 2018 1 Kilo Proof Silver British Queen’s Beast Dragon coin is the figure known as the Red Dragon. Owen Tudor brought the red dragon to the British royal arms through his son King Henry VII, who often used the dragon on a field of green and white as used by the House of Tudor.
The obverse of the 2018 Proof Silver British Queen’s Beast Dragon coins includes the portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen has served as Queen of England since 1952 and is now the longest-reigning monarch in the kingdom’s history, surpassing her own great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria I’s 63-year reign.
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