The Falcon of the Plantagenets is the sixth design to feature in the Queen’s Beast Series of bullion coins from the Royal Mint. Introduced in 2016, the collection features gold, silver, and platinum bullion coins. The silver and gold coins debuted first, with the popularity convincing the Royal Mint to expand the series to feature a platinum coin and these large 10 oz silver coins. Right now, 2020 10 oz British Silver Queen’s Beast Falcon of the Plantagenets Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you inside of a protective plastic capsule!
- 6th design to appear in the bullion Queen’s Beast Series!
- Contains 10 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of £10 (GBP) backed by the government of Great Britain.
- On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse features the Falcon of the Plantagenets shield design.
Each of the 2020 10 oz British Silver Queen’s Beast Falcon of the Plantagenets Coins in this listing comes to you with a protective plastic capsule from the Royal Mint of England. All bullion coins in this release are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
The Queen’s Beast Series initially featured a 2 oz silver bullion coin, a 1 oz gold coin, and a 1/4 oz gold coin. Following the popular 2016 debut of the coins, the Royal Mint expanded the collection with a 2017 introduction of the same designs on 10 oz silver bullion blanks and 1 oz platinum bullion blanks. The designs are, as a result, behind in release with the 10 oz silver and 1 oz platinum coins appearing slightly later than their silver and gold counterparts.
On the obverse side of 2020 10 oz British Silver Queen’s Beast Falcon Coins is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fifth-generation effigy of Her Majesty to feature on British coinage. It was created in 2015 by Jody Clark of the Royal Mint and debuted on 2016 date marked coins. It features the Queen wearing the Royal Diadem crown upon her head.
The reverse of 2020 British Silver Queen’s Beast Falcon Coins includes the design of a giant falcon clutching a royal shield with the White Falcon of the Plantagenets on it. The falcon on the shield clutches a fetterlock that is open. The use of an open fetterlock in heraldic arms indicates a monarch’s legitimate claim to the throne.
King Edward III, one of the early Plantagenet kings of England, brought the white falcon to the royal arms. He was a fan of hawking and used the white falcon as his personal seal, as did his great-great-grandson King Edward IV.
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