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Why does this flawless 2021 Queen's Beasts Griffin of Edward III 1 oz. Gold proof coin belong in your collection?
The Royal Mint's popular Queen's Beasts series concludes with this long-awaited tenth proof release honoring the Griffin of Edward III. The Griffin, a fantastical creature of myth with the forepart of an eagle and the hind of a lion, was introduced as an emblem of British heraldry by King Edward III in the 14th century. As one of the ten heraldic beasts that guarded Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during her coronation ceremony in 1953, the Griffin represents the benevolence, courage, strength and vigilance of the monarchy.
Magnificently Detailed Designs
Obverse: A crowned, right facing portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is featured on the obverse, encircled by the inscriptions "ELIZABETH II," "D.G. REG. F.D." and "100 POUNDS."
Reverse: An exquisitely rendered Griffin with its wings outstretched in centered on the reverse. The stunning creature proudly grasps a shield bearing an image of the Round Tower of Windsor Castle flying the Royal Standard beneath a royal crown, flanked by flourishing branches of oak. Inscribed "GRIFFIN OF EDWARD III" and "2021." The inscription "JC" appears on the obverse and reverse, crediting the imagery to Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark. Mr. Clark is notably the first Royal Mint engraver to create a definitive monarch coinage portrait in over a century.
Flawless Proof 70 Ultra Cameo with a Queen's Beasts Style Label
This 2021 Great Britain Griffin of Edward III coin was awarded the perfect grade of Proof 70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The coin also received the Ultra Cameo (UC) designation, for the breathtakingly sharp contrast between its frosted design elements and mirrored backgrounds. The 1 oz. gold proof coin is sonically sealed in a NGC protective holder accompanied by a Queen's Beasts themed label certifying the coin as One of the First 35 Struck. The graded coin will arrive in a handsome presentation case with a numbered Mint-issued Certificate of Authenticity and a booklet describing the fascinating history of the Queen's Beasts.
This final proof release of The Royal Mint's Queen's Beasts series featuring The Griffin of Edward III will make an exciting addition to your collection!
This 2021 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Queen's Beasts - Griffin of Edward III Proof £100 Coin Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC PF70 UC FS Queen's Beasts Label is proudly minted by the Royal Mint. The Royal Mint boasts over 1000 years of experience. Today it strikes coins and medals for over 50 countries each year.
|Year of Issue:||2021|
|Release Type:||First Strike|
|Variety:||Scarce and Unique Coin Division|
|Label/Signature:||Queen's Beasts Label|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||Great Britain|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Griffin of Edward III|