The White Greyhound of Richmond is one of the oldest heraldic beasts in the history of the Royal Arms of England. Though it was primarily used in the personal badge of King Henry VII, founder of the House of Tudor, the White Greyhound of Richmond is nonetheless connected down through the ages to Queen Elizabeth II. Now, 2022 1 oz Platinum British Queen’s Beast White Greyhound Coins are available to you for purchase online from Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside plastic flips, acrylic tubes of 10 coins, or boxes of 100 coins!
- Tenth and final available coin in the Queen’s Beast Series!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 100 Pound sterling (GBP) by Britain.
- The obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is the House of Tudor seal and the White Greyhound of Richmond.
The White Greyhound of Richmond connects two of England’s longest-reigning monarchs over the course of more than 670 years of British history. The White Greyhound was originally the bade of John of Gaunt, the third son of King Edward III, the second-longest reigning monarch in Medieval England.
Over time, the White Greyhound became associated with the Honour of Richmond. John of Gaunt carried the White Greyhound in his role as the steward of the Honour of Richmond and it was later held by Edmond Tudor, Earl of Richmond. Edmund Tudor was the father of Henry Tudor, the man who emerged victorious from the Wars of the Roses and who merged the House of York and House of Lancaster into the House of Tudor, the seal that features along with the White Greyhound.
The obverse of 2022 Platinum British Queen’s Beast White Greyhound Coins features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is shown here in right-profile relief in a 2015 design from Jody Clark. The effigy of the Queen shown here is the fifth-generation one to feature on British coins and shows Elizabeth II wearing the George IV State Diadem.
On the reverse side of the 2022 1 oz Platinum Queen’s Beast White Greyhound Coins is the seal of the House of Tudor supported by the White Greyhound. King Henry VII was known to use the White Greyhound in his supporting badges during his reign. The House of Tudor seal shows a single white rose at the center of a red rose, the symbols of the House of Lancaster and House of York.
These 2022 1 oz Platinum British Queen’s Beast White Greyhound Coins are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Individual platinum coins in this release ship in plastic flips, with multiples of 10 in plastic tubes and multiples of 100 in boxes. The box holds a total of 10 tubes of 10 coins each.
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