Modeled after the original statues that were created years before, under the reign of King Henry VIII, the statues served to protect and honor the young queen. Each coin in the Queen’s Beasts will feature: The Lion of England, The Griffin of Edward III, The White Greyhound of Richmond, The Yale of Beaufort, The Red Dragon of Wales, The White Horse of Hanover, The White Lion of Mortimer, The Unicorn of Scotland, The Black Bull of Clarence or The Falcon of the Plantagenets on its reverse.
As Queen Elizabeth continues her impressive reign as the longest ruling British monarch, she is appropriately honored on the obverse of each Queen’s Beast Silver Coin.
The Queen’s Beasts Silver Bullion series features coins that were expertly struck using .9999 fine silver and are available as ¼ oz., 1 oz., 2 oz., and 5 oz. coins. The first silver Queen’s Beasts coins in the series were issued alongside their gold counterparts.
After the series proved to be successful for the Royal Mint, collectors were introduced to the first-ever Queen’s Beasts Proof Silver Coins in 2017. With each release embodying the popular aspects of a proof coin, thousands of collectors wasted no time adding the Queen’s Beasts series to their collections.