British Silver Queen’s Beasts Coins (BU & Proof)
The Queen's Beast Silver Coin Series
This 10-coin series began in 2016 with the introduction of the Lion in 1 oz .9999 fine gold and 2 oz .9999 fine silver. Since the first release, the series has been popular among investors and collectors and has expanded to include bullion coins in 1 oz platinum and 10 oz silver, as well as gold and silver Proof releases in assorted sizes. The obverse side of the coin features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, while the reverse side showcases a unique design for each beast.
The Queen's Beast History
The ten fantastical creatures represented in this collector-favorite series recognize the famous statues present during the coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey in 1953. Statures, created of plaster by James Woodford, were six-feet-tall and symbolized the heritage and history that Queen Elizabeth II inherited upon her coronation.
The Queen's Beasts
Lion of England
The Lion of England was the first in the Queen's Beasts series, released in 2016.
Unicorn of Scotland
The Unicorn of Scotland was the second in the Queen's Beasts series, released in 2017.
Red Dragon of Wales
The Red Dragon of Wales was the third in the Queen's Beasts series, released in 2017.
Black Bull of Clarence
The Black Bull of Clarence was the fourth in the Queen's Beasts series, released 2018.
Falcon of the Plantagenets
The Falcon of the Plantagenets was the fifth in the Queen's Beasts series, released in 2018.
Yale of Beaufort
The Yale of Beaufort was the sixth in the Queen's Beasts series, released in 2019.
White Lion of Mortimer
The White Lion of Mortimer was the seventh in the Queen's Beasts series, released in 2019.
White Horse of Hanover
The White Horse of Hanover was the eighth in the Queen's Beasts series, released in 2020.
White Greyhound of Richmond
White Greyhound of Richmond was the ninth in the Queen's Beasts series, released in 2020.
Griffin of Edward III
The Griffin of Edward III is the tenth coin and was released in 2021
Who Mints the Queen's Beast Silver Coin Series?
The Royal Mint, the official minting institution of the United Kingdom, mints the Queen's Beast Silver Coin Series. The Royal Mint has a long history of producing coins and other commemorative items, and it is responsible for minting the currency used in the UK. In addition to the Queen's Beast series, the Royal Mint also produces various other commemorative and investment coins, including the Britannia series and special edition coins for events and anniversaries.