The Griffin of Edward III was the second design release from the Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beast collection in early 2017. The series includes 10 designs in total, each one reflective of a carved statue present in Westminster Abbey during the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Now, the Griffin returns on a beautiful 10 oz silver and 1 oz platinum coin in 2018. Today, 2018 1 oz British Platinum Queen’s Beast Griffin Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in an individual protective plastic flip, mint tubes of 10 coins, or Monster Boxes of 100 coins.
- 2nd coin design released in the original bullion series!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9995 pure platinum in BU condition.
- Face value of £100 (GBP) is fully backed by Britain’s government.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse of the coin.
- Griffin of Edward III on the reverse of the coin.
- Both designs by Jody Clark.
Original coin releases in the Queen’s Beast Series featured a 2 oz silver bullion coin, 1 oz gold coin, and a 1/4 oz gold coin. Now, the bullion series is expanding to feature two new weights of 10 oz silver and 1 oz platinum.
Griffins are mythical beasts that have the body and tail of a lion, with the front claws, wings, and head of an eagle. The griffin is said to be the most powerful creature in the world, combining the lion’s status as the King of the Jungle and the eagle’s status as the King of the Birds.
All 2018 1 oz British Platinum Queen’s Beast Griffin Coins available here are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, however flaws are possible. The production process can result in minor issues ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks.
The reverse of all 2018 1 oz British Platinum Queen’s Beast Griffin Coins features the imposing image of the griffin. Emblazoned upon the private seal of King Edward III, in this design the griffin stands perched above the Round Tower in Windsor Castle, the location where Edward III was born.
On the obverse of British Platinum Queen’s Beast Griffin Coins is the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty features on the obverse of all British coinage, and her image is routinely updated. This is the fifth-generation depiction which was completed in July 2015 by Jody Clark, who at 33 years old became the youngest Royal Mint engraver to complete the Queen’s effigy.
Located at a facility in Wales, the Royal Mint is the official sovereign mint of the United Kingdom. Founded as the London Mint in the 8th century, the mint was once housed in the Tower of London and has long served as the sovereign coining operation of the United Kingdom.
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