In 2016, the introduction of the Queen's Beast Series marked a notable milestone for the Royal Mint of England, offering collectors fresh and innovative options. A standout feature of this series was the unconventional approach to its primary silver coin. Unlike most coin programs that typically feature a 1 oz silver coin as the primary offering, the Queen's Beast Series introduced a groundbreaking addition: the inaugural 2 oz silver bullion coin from the Royal Mint. Fast forward to 2021, and we have the 2 oz British Silver Queen's Beast White Greyhound Coin, continuing this tradition of excellence.
As the culminating release within the Queen's Beast Series, the White Greyhound of Richmond marks the grand finale of this 10-coin collection. Each majestic creature featured in this series boasts a fresh and captivating design by the talented artist Jody Clark. Notably, Jody Clark is not only responsible for all the iconic designs within the Queen's Beast Series but also for the fifth-generation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II adorning British coins.
On the front side of the 2021 2 oz British Silver Queen's Beast White Greyhound Coin, you'll find a regal portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II. In this exquisite obverse design, Her Majesty is depicted at the age of 89, showcasing a right-profile portrait bedecked with the George IV State Diadem Crown, elegant earrings, and the Victorian coronation necklace gracing her figure.
Flipping the coin to its reverse side, you'll encounter the dignified White Greyhound of Richmond alongside the Tudor seal. The White Greyhound has held a deep historical connection to the Honor of Richmond since the 14th century, and it became an integral part of the official badge of the Earl of Richmond when Edmund Tudor was conferred the title of the 1st Earl of Richmond. Edmund's sole heir, Henry Tudor, ascended to the throne as King Henry VII at the culmination of the Wars of the Roses, and he prominently featured the White Greyhound in his standards and badges throughout his reign.
These 2021 2 oz British Silver Queen's Beast White Greyhound Coins are available for purchase in impeccable Uncirculated condition, making them a remarkable addition to any numismatic collection.
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