The latest addition to the hugely successful Queen's Beast Series, the 2018 1oz Red Dragon of Wales platinum coin is sure to be another hit with serious investors and collectors. Struck from one troy ounce of .9995/1000 pure platinum and featuring unique reverse and obverse designs by the same artist, the Platinum Queen's Beast's Dragon is an inspired choice.
Like its gold and silver counterparts, the 2018 1oz platinum Dragon coin displays the exceptional level of detail and workmanship that the Royal Mint's Queen's Beast's Series is known for. Both the obverse and reverse were designed by artist Jody Clark. Like all legal UK currency, the obverse carries a portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II and these beautiful platinum coins are exempt from Capital Gains Tax in the UK.
The eagerly anticipated reverse design certainly doesn't disappoint. Like previous coins in this fine collection, the reverse of 2018's Red Dragon of Wales is inspired by the golden statues of the mythical beasts of the monarchy that stood watch as Her Majesty was crowned Queen at Westminster Abbey. The famous statues were created by Sir James Woodford OBE and they are linked to some of the greatest houses in the British Isles. The originals can be seen in the Canadian Museum of History.
The Red Dragon of Wales was the heraldic badge chosen by Owen Tudor and references Llewelyn the Last's fabled battle with the dragon. Tudor's grandson, Henry VII adopted the Red Dragon as a symbol of his descent from the ancient King of Gwynedd, Cadwaladr (AD 655 to 682) although there is no firm historical evidence to back his claim. Often referred to as the Red Dragon of Cadwaladr, Jody Clark has created a superb reverse design featuring the legendary beast with a shield showing the coat of arms of Llewelyn App Gruffud, the last Welsh-born Prince of Wales.
The 2018 1oz Queen's Beasts Dragon platinum coin is ideal for history fans and collectors of Royal Mint coins as well as for investors who want to add fine platinum to their portfolios.
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