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- Limited edition presentation of 500 coins worldwide.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
- Comes in a box and includes a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: Portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse: Designed by Jody Clark, the design features the Griffin of Edward III.
- Guaranteed by The Royal Mint.
This majestic coin is a must-have for any collection. Add this 2021 Proof 1 oz Gold Queen's Beasts Griffin of Edward III coin to your cart today!
When Her Majesty The Queen was crowned in 1953, ten statues stood guard at her coronation in Westminster Abbey, fierce royal protectors called The Queen’s Beasts. They represented centuries of history and heritage that were passed on to Her Majesty that day. Now, 65 years later, The Queen’s Beasts Collection from The Royal Mint explores these ten heraldic guardians, what they stand for and the monarchs they have represented through the ages. Each beast has its own story to tell and the tenth proof release celebrates the magnificent Griffin of Edward III.
In heraldry, the griffin is a sentinel, often standing upon roofs and doorways, as the guardian of sacred objects and a talisman against evil. The griffin is part lion, part eagle, forming a creature that is more powerful than either alone. The griffin was first used as a royal beast by Edward III, its coronation shield depicts Windsor Castle, which is where Edward founded the Order of the Garter in 1348.
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