The 2017 UK Queen's Beasts The Griffin 1oz Gold Coin is the second release from the Queen's Beasts 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, its 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 £100. Both the obverse and reverse by British Coin Designer Jody Clark.
- Weighs 1 Troy Ounce and is 999.9 Fine Gold.
- Minted by The Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales.
- Fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- VAT Free and Capital Gains Tax Exempt.
- Finished to bullion standard.
- Dimensions: Diameter: 32.69mm Thickness: 2.70mm
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 Queen Elizabeth II, 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.
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This coin fits the 33mm Coin Capsule as featured below.