The White Greyhound of Richmond is the tenth heraldic beast in the Queen’s Beast Series from the Royal Mint of England. The White Greyhound is a popular breed of dog in Northern England and has been associated with the Honor of Richmond for centuries. It first came to those related to the crown with John of Gaunt, the 1st Duke of Lancaster, and eventually rested with Edmund Tudor, the 1st Earl of Richmond. Right now, 2021 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast White Greyhound Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic flip, tube of 10 coins, or box of 200 coins!
- Tenth and final release from the Queen’s Beast Series at the Royal Mint of England!
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .9999 fine silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of 5 Pound sterling backed by the government of Britain.
- The obverse face of the coin shows Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse side is the Tudor seal supported by the White Greyhound of Richmond.
Each of the 2021 2 oz Silver British Queen’s Beast White Greyhound Coins available here come with either individual packages or multiple packaging. The individual coins come in protective plastic flips, while multiples of 10 and 200 are in packaging. Those packages include a tube of 10 coins or a Monster Box of 200 coins. There are 20 individual 10-coin tubes in the box. The coins are all in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
The passage of the White Greyhound from John of Gaunt to Edmund Tudor, and his son King Henry VII, is a complicated path. After John of Gaunt, the White Greyhound was used by John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford and George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence. Peter II, Count of Savoy, did not use the greyhound during his stewardship of Richmond. Francis II, Duke of Brittany, willed Richmond to Henry VII of England, eventually bringing the greyhound into the Royal Arms as Henry VII became the King of England and the first monarch from the House of Tudor.
The obverse face of the 2021 2 oz British Queen’s Beast White Greyhound Coins includes a bust of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The right-profile bust of the Queen depicts her with the George IV State Diadem Crown, a piece from the Crown Jewels with 1,333 diamonds in its setting.
On the reverse side of 2021 British Queen’s Beast White Greyhound Coins is an image of the White Greyhound of Richmond. In this design, the greyhound is on its hind legs with its front paws resting over the top of the Tudor seal. During his reign as King of England, Henry VII replaced the Lion of England in the coat of arms of England and placed it opposite the Red Dragon of Wales.
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