The White Horse of Hanover holds the distinction of being the ninth installment in the esteemed Queen's Beast bullion series. In 1714, George I ascended the British throne as the ruler of the German duchy of Hanover. Alongside him came the heraldry of his homeland, featuring a captivating white horse set against a vibrant red background.
During the momentous coronation of Her Majesty The Queen in 1953, the entrance to Westminster Abbey stood guard, adorned with ten magnificent creatures. These towering statues, known as the Queen's Beasts, embodied the rich heritage and historical legacy passed down to Queen Elizabeth II on that auspicious day. To honor these regal protectors, a collection bearing their name was brought to life. Its inception coincided with the year when Her Majesty became the longest-reigning living monarch in the world, and it continues to thrive during the glorious occasion of Her Majesty's Sapphire Jubilee.