The Queen's Beasts coin series was launched in 2016 – each annual release displaying a unique take on each of the ten beasts that stood guard during Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation ceremony. These coins are available in both pure silver and pure gold variants.
The ten heraldic statues that stood guard at the coronation ceremony included mythical beasts like the griffin, dragon, and unicorn. Each coin in the Queen's Beasts Series depicts a heraldic beast supporting a shield that bears a badge or Coat of Arms of the family associated with it. All these families are part of the ancestry of Queen Elizabeth II.
Collectors and investors love Royal Mint's various bullion offerings because the mint is known to produce only products of fine quality and purity. In coin series like the Queen's Beasts, the Royal Mint artist Jody Clark shows his skill -- capturing the majesty of every beast that stood guard at the coronation.
Based in the United Kingdom, the Royal Mint is one of the oldest minting institutions in the world – tracing its roots back to 886 AD. Although the Mint’s chief responsibility is striking coinage for the United Kingdom, it also produces planchets, commemorative coins, and various types of medals and precious metals bullion.
The original facility was operated from the Tower of London and was named the London Mint. For over 800 years, the location of the London Mint and its name remained intact. Soon after (in 1809), Britain decided to shift the facility to Royal Mint Court in London, where it remained until 1960.
Every coin in this series features the familiar Jody Clark version of Queen Elizabeth II's portrait on their obverses. This side also displays the face value of the coin and the name of the Queen.
On the other hand, the reverses showcase the mythical beast being honored in that particular release. The designs on this side change accordingly. Its outer rim consists of the purity and weight of the precious metal in the coin, followed by the name of the beast on that coin.
These Queen's Beasts Gold and Silver Coins from SD Bullion will allow you to complete your sets and add pure gold and silver to your precious metals portfolio. The coins are backed by the United Kingdom and carry official legal tender status and a face value. Their gorgeous designs and elegance makes them perfect for display cases -- allowing you to show off designs depicting one of the most famous coronation ceremonies ever held.