The Queen's Beasts series takes its inspiration from the 10 heraldic statues created for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953.
Since their creation in 1953, the Beasts have been reproduced in a variety of ways, from porcelain figures, tableware, and candlesticks, to teaspoons and stamps. Then, in 2016, The Royal Mint produced a series of coins depicting the heraldic beasts. In heraldry, the greyhound is associated with qualities such as fitness and skill, as well as faithfulness and loyalty. Descendants of Edward III used the greyhound as a badge and it became closely associated with the House of Lancaster before passing to the Tudor family.
The tenth and final release of the Queen's Beast series features the White Greyhound of Richmond.
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