The 2017 UK Queen’s Beasts The Griffin 1/4oz Gold Coin is the second release from the exclusive bullion range from The Royal Mint, featuring an original reverse design. The coin's reverse features a stylised rendition of the Griffin of Edward III, it's claws clutching a shield. The reverse also shows details of the coin's weight, fineness and year-date.
The obverse design depicts the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, and the monetary denomination of £25. Both the obverse and reverse by British Coin Designer Jody Clark, creator of the final definitive portrait of The Queen on UK coinage.
- Contains 0.25 Troy ounces of 999.9 fine gold.
- Manufactured by The Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales.
- Struck to a bullion finish.
- Fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- VAT free and Capital Gains Tax exempt.
- Dimensions: Diameter: 22.00mm.
This coin is the second in the series of ten designs that celebrate each of The Queen’s Beasts. The Queen’s Beasts bullion range celebrates the British Monarchy and the centuries of fascinating heraldry that has been a part of their story.
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.
This coin fits the 22.5mm Coin Capsule as featured below.
The photographs show the type of coin you will receive, not the exact item.