2022 10 oz Great Britain Queen's Beasts Greyhound 9999 Silver BU Coin

 
Item No.
L109442

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Product Description

In 1953, ten statues guarded the entrance to Westminster Abbey at the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen. Known as The Queen’s Beasts, they were created to represent different strands of her ancestry. Today, these fascinating heraldic beasts have been reimagined for a new era, brought to life on our bullion coins. The White Greyhound of Richmond is the tenth and final release in the bullion collection. 

On 2 June 1953, Queen Elizabeth II became the thirty ninth monarch to be crowned at Westminster Abbey. Outside the entrance, The Queen’s Beasts formed a guard of honour and a striking illustration of the royal line of descent. Taking its place amongst them was the White Greyhound of Richmond.

Swift and keen eyed, greyhounds were bred to chase game. Dogs of this kind were present in Britain during Roman times and were included in royal hunting packs as early as the twelfth century, enhancing their prestige.

In heraldry, the greyhound is associated with qualities such as fitness and skill, as well as faithfulness and loyalty. Elevated to royal status by Edward III, all of his descendants used the greyhound as a badge. It became closely associated with the House of Lancaster before passing to the Tudor family. Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch, displayed it to emphasise his dynastic right to rule.

Product Features

  • Struck in 10ozs of 999.9 fine silver
  • Finished to The Royal Mint’s bullion standard
  • Both sides of the coin were created by iconic Royal Mint designer Jody Clark
  • Struck by the United Kingdom’s official mint – trusted by government and royalty
More Information
Year 2022
Metal Content Silver
Denomination 10 GBP
Purity 9999
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Country Great Britain
Manufacturer The Royal Mint
Mintage Unlimited
Diameter (mm) 89
Series Queen's Beasts
Outer Packaging Monster Box of 15
Box & Certificate No