Each coin contains a total of 1 oz of. 9999 fine Gold for a total Gold weight of 7 oz.Features an elegant hardwood presentation box designed to house the entire 1 oz Gold Queen's Beasts Series. Includes clear capsules custom-fitted for the 1 oz Gold Queen's Beasts coins. Obverse: Displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 100 pounds. Reverse: Features one of the beasts from the Queen's Beasts series. Sovereign coins backed by the British government. At the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, 10 heraldic beasts stood guard. The Queens Beasts, sculpted by James Woodford RA for the coronation ceremony held in Westminster Abbey in 1953, stand six feet tall. The heraldic creatures symbolized the various strands of royal ancestry brought together in a young woman about to be crowned queen. Each proud beast, used as a heraldic badge by generations that went before her, was inspired by the Kings Beasts of Henry VIII that still line the bridge over the moat at his Hampton Court Palace.
Today, The Queens Beasts can be found at the Canadian Museum of History in Quebec, while Portland stone replicas, also carved by James Woodford, watch over Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom. But these mythical, ancient creatures lions, griffin, falcon, bull, yale, greyhound, dragon, unicorn and horse - have gone on to inspire the highly-praised new talent, Royal Mint Coin Designer Jody Clark. The item "2016-2019 Great Britain 7-Coin 1 oz Gold Queen's Beasts Set SKU#187816" is in sale since Monday, April 15, 2019.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins". The seller is "apmex" and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped worldwide.