British Silver Queen’s Beasts Coins (BU & Proof)
The Queen's Beast SeriesThis 10-coin series began in 2016 with the introduction of the 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 & collectors alike, and has expanded to include bullion coins in 1 oz Platinum and 10 oz Silver, as well as Gold and Silver Proof releases in a variety of sizes. The reverse of each release features one of the 10 famous beasts, and 2021 features The White Greyhound of Richmond, who is associated with qualities such as fitness and skill, as well as faithfulness and loyalty. Descendants of Edward III used the greyhound as a badge and it became closely associated with the House of Lancaster before passing to the Tudor family.
The Queen's Beast HistoryThe 10 fantastical creatures represented in this collector-favorite series recognize the famous statues which were present during the coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey in 1953. Each statue, created of plaster by James Woodford, were six-feet-tall and symbolized the heritage and history that Queen Elizabeth II inherited upon her coronation. Today, the original plaster statues have a permanent home in Quebec's Canadian Museum of History and stone replicas can be visited in the United Kingdom's Kew Gardens. These 10 statues include:
The Beasts1. Lion of England
The Lion of England was the first in the Queen's Beasts series, released in 2016.
2. Unicorn of Scotland
The Unicorn of Scotland was the second in the Queen's Beasts series, released in 2017.
3. Red Dragon of Wales
The Red Dragon of Wales was the third in the Queen's Beasts series, released in 2017.
4. Black Bull of Clarence
The Black Bull of Clarence was the fourth in the Queen's Beasts series, released 2018.
5. Falcon of the Plantagenets
The Falcon of the Plantagenets was the fifth in the Queen's Beasts series, released in 2018.
6. Yale of Beaufort
The Yale of Beaufort was the sixth in the Queen's Beasts series, released in 2019.
7. White Lion of Mortimer
The White Lion of Mortimer was the seventh in the Queen's Beasts series, released in 2019.
8. White Horse of Hanover
The White Horse of Hanover was the eighth in the Queen's Beasts series, released in 2020.
9. White Greyhound of Richmond
White Greyhound of Richmond was the ninth in the Queen's Beasts series, released in 2020.