The Queen’s Beast Series from the Royal Mint of England features three primary bullion options. The series offers a 1 oz gold coin and 1/4 oz gold coin alongside a 2 oz silver bullion coin, which is the first-ever coin of its weight in bullion from the Royal Mint. The 2019 1 oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Yale of Beaufort Coin is available to purchase today online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of protective packaging, tubes of 10 coins, or Monster Boxes of 100 coins!
- Seventh design issued in the Queen’s Beast Series!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of £100 (GBP) by Britain.
- Queen Elizabeth II found on the obverse.
- Lady Margaret’s Yale of Beaufort on the reverse.
Lady Margaret Beaufort was married four times throughout her life, but it was her second marriage that produced the only child she would bear. That son would go on to end the Yorkist reign over England by defeating King Richard III in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field and reclaim the throne for the Lancastrian blood line.
That son was King Henry VII, the founder of the House of Tudor and the father of the infamous King Henry VIII. Lady Margaret was influential throughout the Wars of the Roses before her son rose to the throne, but she would outlive her son and found two Cambridge universities: Christ’s College (1505) and St. John’s College (1511).
On the reverse of 2019 1 oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Yale of Beaufort Coins is the shield of Lady Margaret. Based on her personal symbol, the shield bears quarters of white and blue, and it is supported by a Yale. The Yale is a mythical beast that in European and British history is often depicted as an antelope or goat. Depending on how an artist depicts the Yale, it can stand for elegance and grace or strength and determination.
In the center of the shield depicted on these coins is a small twist used by her son King Henry VII. There is a golden portcullis at the center that was used by Henry VII on his own personal badge.
The obverse of 2019 Gold British Queen’s Beast Yale of Beaufort Coins includes the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The current monarch of England and the nation’s longest-reigning leader, Elizabeth II is featured in this fifth-generation design at the age of 89 as captured by artist Jody Clark for the Royal Mint of England in 2015.
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