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- Each coin contains 1/4 oz of .9999 fine Gold for a total Gold weight of 2 oz.
- Contains 8 Queen's Beasts coins: Lion, Griffin, Dragon, Unicorn, Bull, Falcon, Yale and White Lion.
- Features an elegant hardwood presentation box designed to house the entire 1/4 oz Gold Queen's Beasts Series.
- Includes clear capsules custom-fitted for the 1/4 oz Gold Queen's Beasts coins.
- Obverse: Displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 25 pounds.
- Reverse: Features one of the beasts from the Queen's Beasts series.
- Sovereign coins backed by the British government.
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At the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, 10 heraldic beasts stood guard. The Queen’s Beasts, sculpted by James Woodford RA for the coronation ceremony held in Westminster Abbey in 1953, stand six feet tall. The heraldic creatures symbolized the various strands of royal ancestry brought together in a young woman about to be crowned queen. Each proud beast, used as a heraldic badge by generations that went before her, was inspired by the King’s Beasts of Henry VIII that still line the bridge over the moat at his Hampton Court Palace.
Today, The Queen’s Beasts can be found at the Canadian Museum of History in Quebec, while Portland stone replicas, also carved by James Woodford, watch over Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom. But these mythical, ancient creatures – lions, griffin, falcon, bull, yale, greyhound, dragon, unicorn and horse – have gone on to inspire the highly-praised new talent, Royal Mint Coin Designer Jody Clark.
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