2021 marks the conclusion of the 10-coin Queen’s Beast Series of gold coins for sale from the Royal Mint. Introduced in 2016 with the Lion of England, each of the 10 heraldic beast designs featured throughout the collection represents the major heraldic beasts from the last 900-plus years of the Royal Arms of England. Each one was also present in statue form at the coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Now, 2021 1/4 oz Gold British Queen’s Beast White Greyhound Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside of individual plastic flips, mint tubes of 25 coins, or Monster Boxes of 500 coins!
- Tenth and final coin in the Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beast Series!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 25 Pound sterling by Britain.
- The obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is the Tudor shield and the White Greyhound of Richmond.
In 1953 as Queen Elizabeth II entered Westminster Abbey for her official coronation as the next monarch of England, there were 10 statues of heraldic beasts carved of wood and standing guard over the ceremony. The most significant of these was the Lion of England, the longest-running supporter of the Royal Arms dating to the 12th century.
Other heraldic beasts present at the time represented the dynasties of the Plantagenet, Yorkist, Tudor, and Hanovarian monarchs that sat on the throne of England between 1190 with King Richard I and the 19th century with King George III and King George IV. All of these beasts remain prominent in the history of the Royal Arms of England carried today by Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
The obverse of 2021 1/4 oz Gold British Queen’s Beast White Greyhound Coins features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This right-profile bust of the Queen at the age of 89 with the George IV State Diadem Crown was created in 2015 by Jody Clark.
On the reverse face of the 2021 Gold British Queen’s Beast White Greyhound Coins is an image of the White Greyhound of Richmond. The White Greyhound is shown here supporting the shield of the Tudor Dynasty. The Tudor seal is a split shield with a single rose at the center.
These 2021 1/4 oz Gold British Queen’s Beast White Greyhound Coins are available to purchase with individual protective flips, mint tubes of 25 coins, or Monster Boxes of 500 coins. The Monster Box contains 20 individual 25-coin tubes and all coins available here are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Silver.com customer service is available to help you with questions on the phone at 888-989-7223. Alternatively, you can chat with us live online or email us directly.