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2018 Queen's Beasts Red Dragon Of Wales Five Ounce Gold Proof Coin

UK18QDG5 2018 Queen's Beasts Red Dragon Of Wales 5oz Gold Proof Coin Packaging

Buy a 2018 Queen's Beasts Red Dragon Of Wales Five Ounce Gold Proof Coin

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From a limited edition of just 75 coins, this five-ounce gold proof Red Dragon of Wales coin is a showstopper. It’s the third proof release 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 Her Majesty the Queen’s 1953 Coronation. These took the form of the real and mythological creatures that appear on either side of the coats of arms of British royal and 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 English King Edward I. 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 design is the work of Jody Clark. He’s also responsible for the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that appears on the obverse. Clark’s portrait was used from 2015 until Her Majesty’s passing in 2022. This 99.99% gold edition weighs 15.30 grams (actual gold weight: 156.28 grams / 5.0246 troy ounces. Clark’s designs are designed to be admired and you can enjoy every fine detail on this 50.00 millimetre coin. With just 75 issued, this is among the scarcest gold pieces offered in the series. Presented in its original box with a numbered certificate of authenticity it makes an exceptional addition to any Queen’s Beasts collection.
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Fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. Legend: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS'.


Snarling dragon over shield bearing the arms of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd. Artist: Jody Clark. Legend: 'RED DRAGON OF WALES' with date (2018) above.


Proof coin, struck in 156.30 grams of 999.9 gold. Actual gold weight: 156.28 grams / 5.0246 troy ounces. Diameter: 50.00 millimetres. Face value: £500 / Five Hundred Pounds.


One just 75 5oz gold Red Dragon coins issued in 2018 by The Royal Mint. This example comes in its original presentation packaging with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.


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