Queen’s Beasts – a new addition to Bullion

The first 1oz Gold Bullion coin in the series is now available to purchase on the website. Please click on the image to view the product page.

2 oz Silver (singles and tubes of 10) and 1/4 oz Gold coins will also soon be available.

Queen's Beasts 1oz Gold Bullion Coins

Background

The latest addition to our bullion range takes its inspiration from hundreds of years of royal heraldry. The Queen’s Beasts bullion coins not only provide a new option for those looking to invest, but the range also includes a two-ounce silver coin – the first time an official two-ounce United Kingdom bullion coin has been struck.

At the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, ten heraldic beasts stood guard. The Queen’s Beasts, sculpted by James Woodford RA for the coronation ceremony held in Westminster Abbey in 1953, stand six feet tall. The heraldic creatures symbolised the various strands of royal ancestry brought together in a young woman about to be crowned queen.

The Coins

The Royal Mint’s established bullion portfolio continues to grow with a new series of gold and silver bullion coins. The coins will depict one of the The Queen’s Beasts, reimagined by a highly praised new talent, Royal Mint Coin Designer Jody Clark. Jody created the latest definitive coinage portrait of The Queen to appear on United Kingdom coins. His bold interpretations of the Lion of England will be the first coin to be released.

As part of the series, a 1oz Gold coin, a 1/4 Gold Coin and a 2oz Silver Bullion coin will be released. The first official 2oz United Kingdom Silver Bullion coin to be struck.