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Why purchase this 1 oz. Silver Proof Queen's Beasts series 2021 Griffin of Edward III coin?
The Royal Mint's 2016-2021 Queen's Beasts series is a beautiful tribute to the legacy of heraldic symbolism with respect to the British monarchy. At the Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953, ten heraldic statues representing centuries of British history were assembled to stand watch at the event. This much anticipated final proof release of the Queen's Beasts series is an homage to the Griffin of Edward III. A Griffin is a creature from ancient mythology created from the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. As a heraldic emblem, the Griffin symbolizes courage, keen vision and guardianship.
Breathtaking Heraldic Design
Obverse: The obverse features a classically styled portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with the Royal Diamond Diadem upon her head. Surrounding inscriptions include "ELIZABETH II," "D.G. REG. F.D." and "2 POUNDS."
Reverse: The reverse illustrates the Griffin posed with its wings outstretched, grasping a heraldic shield adorned with the Round Tower of Windsor Castle flying the Royal Standard, accompanied by a crown and two branches of oak as representations of strength and power. The image border contains the inscriptions "GRIFFIN OF EDWARD III" and "2021." The coin's effigy and the heraldic imagery for the entirety of the Queen's Beasts series are exceptional examples of the artistic mastery of Jody Clark. Mr. Clark has been a sculptor for The Royal Mint since 2012.
Flawless Ultra Cameo Proof 70
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) received this 2021 Great Britain £2, 1 oz. Silver Proof Queen's Beasts Griffin of Edward III coin for grading where it was certified as being one of the first 150 to be struck. Possessing flawless surfaces and stunning contrast between finishes, the coin was awarded the perfect grade of Proof 70 Ultra Cameo (UC). The coin is presented in a sonically sealed NGC protective holder with a commemorative Queen's Beasts themed certification label, and housed in a specially designed display case with a Queen's Beasts information booklet and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity from The Royal Mint.
Add the final proof release of The Royal Mint's Queen's Beasts series to your collection! Purchase this perfectly graded 1 oz. silver 2021 Griffin of Edward III proof coin today!
This 2021 Great Britain 1 oz Silver Queen's Beasts - Griffin of Edward III Proof £2 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|