The first series of the Queen's
Beasts of the Royal Mint starts a new chapter in the history of the
tradition-steeped British mint. The high relief minting and the very detailed
motive turn this coin into an absolute highlight of every collection. And this
is only the start of the series comprising a total of eleven coins. Originally,
a series of eleven statues were called the Queen's Beasts, which were created
for Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953. Since then the beasts have adorned
pieces of crockery, cutlery and postage stamps, before they were picked out by
the Royal Mint.
● High relief minting
● Purity of 999.9/1000
● First edition of a series of
● First official 2 oz coin of the
● Minted with the fifth official
portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.