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2017 Queen's Beasts Red Dragon Of Wales Quarter Ounce Gold Bullion Coin

2017 Queen's Beasts Red Dragon Of Wales Quarter Ounce Gold Bullion Coin Reverse
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This 2018 UK quarter ounce gold bullion coin is a tribute to the Red Dragon of Wales. It's the third bullion coin released in The Royal Mint's sought-after Queen's Beasts series, following the Lion of England and the Unicorn of Scotland. The Queen's Beasts was inspired by a series of statues displayed at Queen Elizabeth II's 1953 Coronation. They took the form of the real and mythological creatures that appear on either side of the coats of arms of British noble houses. The Y Ddraig Goch (red dragon) has been associated with Wales since the sixth century. The snarling serpent that stars on this coin curls its tail around the coat of arms of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last native Prince of Wales before the nation's conquest by King Edward I of England. Later, during the reign of the Tudor monarchs, this Queen's Beast was used as a supporter in the English Crown's coat of arms. Like all the coins in this series, the Red Dragon of Wales reverse design is the work of Jody Clark. He's also responsible for the portrait of Elizabeth II that appears on the obverse. There may be some superficial production marks on the coin, which is perfectly normal for mass-produced coins and doesn't take away from their bullion value. This 24 carat gold edition weighs 7.81 grams and has a face value of £25. Its diameter is 22.00 millimetres and contains exactly 0.25 troy ounces of pure gold.
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Jody Clark's engraving of Queen Elizabeth II, facing to the right. Text: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·'.


Designed by Jody Clark. Welsh Dragon clutching the coat of arms of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd. Text: 'RED DRAGON OF WALES · 1/4oz FINE GOLD · 999.9 · 2017 ·'.


Legal tender value of £25 / Twenty-Five Pounds. Fineness: 999.9 (24 carat). Diameter of 22.00 millimetres. Total weight of 7.81 grams, containing 0.25oz of pure gold (7.78 grams).


Uncirculated bullion coin from The Royal Mint's Queen's Beasts range. Offered without additional presentation packaging.


These uncirculated bullion coins may show some very minor marks owing to mass production methods. This is perfectly normal and will not affect the bullion value of your coins. Images provided of this product are stock photos and the coins you receive will be from the same issue, having the exact same specifications.


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