One of the most highly anticipated releases in The Queen’s Beast Collection and set to become one of the most popular coin editions of this massively popular series.
The Griffin of Edward III
Designed by royal portrait designer Jody Clark, this is a must-have coin for anyone looking to continue investing in The Queen’s Beast Collection.
No more than 545 of this Gold Proof Coin have been minted so it is set to become a highly desirable and sought-after coin that collectors will be eager to acquire.
The Queen’s Beasts
At the 1953 coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, ten ancestral beasts each standing six feet tall guarded Westminster Abbey sculpted by James Woodford RA.
A Lion, a Griffin, a Falcon, a Bull, a Yale, a Greyhound, a Dragon, a Unicorn and a Horse were bought together to symbolise the strands and legacies of royal ancestries as a new princess is crowned Queen. Each proud beast has been used as a heraldic badge by generations of monarchs that ruled before her.
Inspiration was taken from the Kings Beasts of Henry VIII’s who still line the bridge over the moat of Hampton Court Palace.
The original Queen’s Beasts can now be seen at the Canadian Museum of History in Quebec, but stone replicas carved by the original sculptor James Woodford now watch over Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.
The Royal Mint has celebrated these symbols of heraldry since 2017 and the sixth coin release in the series is the mythical Yale of Beaufort. The yale follows the Red Dragon of Wales and the Black Bull of Clarence which were released in 2018, the 65th anniversary of the coronation of The Queen.
The Queen’s Beasts The Griffin 2021 UK One Ounce Gold Proof Coin Specification
Country of issue: United Kingdom
Year of issue: 2021
Composition: Gold - Struck in one ounce of 999.9 fine gold
Coin designer: Jody Clark
We stock The Queen’s Beast Collection and the 1oz gold Queen’s Beasts. Remember all these gold coins are Capital Gains Tax-free (CGT Free) and VAT free making them a smart choice for gold coin investors.