The Queen's Beasts
The Queen's Beasts are a series of bullion coins made in gold, silver, and platinum by the Royal Mint. These coins are minted to 999.9 purity (999.5 platinum) and are produced in a variety of sizes from 1/4oz, 1oz, 2oz and 10oz.
The coins commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, with each 'beast' representing an animal statue present outside Westminster Abbey on the day of the coronation. The creatures each represent a royal family or a part of British royal history, and make for an intriguing precious metal gift. For more information, email email@example.com.
The Queen's Beast coins are primarily designed by the Royal Mint's Jody Clark, with his portrait of the Queen on the obverse side of all coins and interpretations of each Beast on the reverse sides.
The series began in 2016 with the Lion, or the Lion of England, and was the only coin released that year. Since then, two or more coins have been released each year:
- 2016 - Lion of England
- 2017 - Griffin of Edward III
- 2017 - Red Dragon of Wales
- 2018 - Unicorn of Scotland
- 2018 - Black Bull of Clarence
- 2019 - Falcon of the Plantagenets
- 2019 - Yale of Beaufort
- 2020 - White Lion of Mortimer
- 2020 - White Horse of Hanover
- 2021 - White Greyhound of Richmond
- 2021 - Completer Coin