2017 1/4 oz Queen's Beasts Gold Coin - The Dragon - Royal British Mint


2017 1/4 oz Queen's Beasts Gold Coin - The Dragon - Royal British Mint

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Quarter Ounce Queen's Beast Gold Coins

The Red Dragon of Wales is perhaps the most recognized mythical beast amongst the ten Queen’s beasts. Honoring this beast, whose stone statue stood guard during the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Mint has released the 2017 ¼ oz Queen’s Beast Gold Coin. The Queen’s Beasts are ten mythical creatures that represent the complete genealogy of Queen Elizabeth II.

Established in 886 AD, the Royal Mint is one of the oldest operational mints in the world. It was instituted during the reign of Alfred the Great, with the name ‘London Mint.’

With a face value of 20 GBP, these 2017 Queen’s Beast Coins, featuring the Red Dragon of Wales, contain ¼ troy ounces of 0.9999 pure gold.

The image of the Red Dragon of Wales is imprinted on the reverse, clutching a shield with one of its mighty talons. Moreover, the coin’s outer rim bears the name of the beast ‘Red Dragon of Wales’ and the year of issue ‘2017,’ followed by the weight and purity of the metal used to strike this coin ‘1/4 oz Fine Gold 0.9999.’

Meanwhile, the obverse of this coin bears the beautiful Jody Clark rendition of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait. This image is also used on the obverses of all official coins in the United Kingdom.

These gold bullion coins make excellent additions to precious metals assets, diversifying tangible assets while expanding them with a hefty amount of pure gold. Moreover, collectors who want to keep their Queen Beast collections complete will snag these 2017 ¼ oz variants, before stocks run dry.

Orders in multiples of 25 coins ship in original mint tube
Diameter: 22 mm

Queen's Beast Full Release Schedule

  • 1st: The Lion (2016)

  • 2nd: The Griffin (2017)

  • 3rd: The Red Dragon of Wales (2017)

  • 4th: The Unicorn of Scotland (2018)

  • Future Release: The Black Bull of Clarence (20__)

  • Future Release: The Yale of Beaufort (20__)

  • Future Release: The White Lion of Mortimer (20__)

  • Future Release: The White Greyhound of Richmond (20__)

  • Future Release: The Falcon of the Plantagenet(20__)

  • Future Release: The White Horse of Hanover (20__)

More Information
Metal TypeGold
IRA ApprovedYes
Mint Capsule IncludedNo
Metal Content0.25 Troy Oz
Diameter22 mm
Mint/ ManufacturerRoyal Mint
Country of ManufactureUnited Kingdom
Tube/Sheet Quantity25
Mint Box Quantity500
GradeBrilliant Unc
Grade ServiceN/A
Denomination25 Pounds
Certificate of AuthenticityNo
International Shipping EligibleYes
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