Queens Beasts, 2oz Silver Yale Year 2019
Country: UK, Mint: British Royal Mint, Diameter: 38.61 mm, Weight: 62.42g, Purity: 0.9999% Au Fine Silver (24 karat)
At the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, ten heraldic beasts stood guard. The plaster models were created for the occasion, symbolising the various strands of royal ancestry brought together in a young woman about to be crowned queen. Taking inspiration from the original statues, the Royal Mint has created the sense of strength and courage the beasts were intended to convey starting with a fierce lion; the first in a series of ten designs that will in turn celebrate each of The Queen's Beasts.
A new addition to the range, this two-ounce silver bullion coin celebrates the seventh release in The Queen’s Beasts Collection, the Yale of Beaufort.
The yale is a mythical beast. It descends to The Queen through Henry VII, who inherited it from his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, who played a central role in the Wars of the Roses. Her position as matriarch of the Tudor dynasty gave the yale prestige and symbolic meaning.
This two-ounce silver bullion coin features another original portrait by Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark. The yale has been portrayed as a creature of regal stature, both rare and magnificent. Its most prominent feature is its horns which are a focal point in the design.
A VERY COLLECTABLE COIN AT BULLION PRICES.