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2023 Tudor Beasts Yale Of Beaufort One Ounce Gold Proof Coin

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1oz gold proof coin from a limited edition presentation of just 400 pieces! The third release in The Royal Mint’s new Tudor Beasts series features the Yale of Beaufort: a fascinating heraldic creature, associated with the House of Beaufort. Henry VIII claimed his royal lineage from his descent from this noble house whose members included his grandmother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, and John of Gaunt. The yale, a symbol associated with Lady Margaret, is a creature of legend, depicted as a spotted goat or antelope with the tusks of a boar and the tail of a lion. In this design by sculptor and illustrator David Lawrence, the yale appears chained to the arms of Jane Seymour, King Henry’s third wife and the mother of his son, the future King Edward VII. Its the heraldic symbols associated with Henry and Jane that inspired this Royal Mint series which will feature the ten beasts that guard the gates of Hampton Court Palace. The Tudor palace is now open to the public and cared for by Historic Royal Palaces who collaborated with the Mint on this collection. This edition has a face value of £100 / One Hundred Pounds and is struck in 31.21 grams of 999.9 (24 carat) gold. Though released in 2022 the coin bears a 2023 date to the reverse while the obverse shows Jody Clark’s portrait of Her Majesty the Queen. You’ll receive your Yale of Beaufort coin in its original presentation packing with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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From an extremely limited issue of just 400 pieces, this Yale of Beaufort 1oz gold proof coin is from the third collection in The Royal Mint's Tudor Beasts series.

1oz Gold Proof 2023 Yale Of Beaufort Coin

  • Obverse: Fifth definitive coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with legend around that reads: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 100 POUNDS'. Artist: Jody Clark.
  • Reverse: Yale (spotted beast with curling horns) over shield with three lions and fleur-de-lys. Date below (2023) and 'YALE OF BEAUFORT' around top.
  • Specification: Fine proof coin, struck in 31.21 grams of 999.9 gold. Diameter: 32.69 millimetres. Face value: £100 / One Hundred Pounds.
  • Presentation: One of just 400 offered in this limited edition presentation. Comes in original presentation packaging from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.

The Royal Tudor Beasts Series

The ten-coin Queen's Beasts series wrapped up in 2021 with a completer coin featuring all the mythological creatures that starred on the sought-after earlier issues. The Royal Mint has now unleashed a new collection of creatures, created in collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces.

The King's Tudor Beasts are inspired by a series of heraldic statues at Hampton Court Palace that represent the lineage of King Henry VIII and his third queen, Jane Seymour. They are symbols of the strength of the Tudor dynasty and, as subjects for coinage, are a clever means of celebrating a fascinating and dramatic period of British history,.

The Hampton Court statues include some of the heraldic supporters that feature on the Queen's Beasts coins but there are significant differences. Read more about what makes this new series special on our blog: The Tudor Beasts: Seymour Panther Opens New Royal Mint Series.

The Yale Of The House Of Beaufort

The third release in the Tudor Beasts series features a heraldic creature associated with the House of Beaufort: an English noble family associated with the Lancastrian faction during the Wars of the Roses

Perhaps the most famous members of the family was John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, the third son of King Edward III. Among John of Gaunt's descendants was Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry Tudor who would become Henry VII after his victory at the Battle of Bosworth Field. Henry traced his claim to the throne through Lady Margaret and his House of Beaufort ancestors. 

Lady Margaret used a pair of yales - mythical beasts with body of a goat or antelope, boar tusks and a lions tail - as supporters in her personal coat of arms. Her son and her grandson (Henry VIII) displayed the yale as a testament to their powerful royal lineage. 

Yale Reverse By David Lawrence

The yale that appears on the coins in the Yale of Beaufort collection has the appearance of a spotted goat with curling horns and cloven hooves. The spots are a common feature of medieval heraldic yales and are seen on the beast at Hampton Court Palace. A lions tail, a chain attached to the Yale's fetlock and a shield bearing the arms of Jane Seymour divided chaussé with three lions and six fleur-de-lys. The words 'YALE OF BEAUFORT' appear above and the date - 2023 - appears below. 

The artist behind this reverse and all those in the Tudor Beasts series is the illustrator and sculptor David Lawrence, also known for his work on Royal Mint Britannias.

Speaking about his designs for the Tudor Beasts series, Lawrence said:

'The Tudors would draw beasts that they had never before seen, basing their interpretations off reports or word-of-mouth. Therefore, these beasts are roughly 70% fictionalised. My aim was to take inspiration from these Tudor-carved beasts and modernise them, without losing their historical or heraldic importance.'

The obverse of Yale of Beaufort coins features Jody Clark's portrait of Her Majesty the Queen with a legend that reads 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF ·' followed by the denomination.

How To Buy A 2023 Yale Of Beaufort Coin?

We're stocking a range of Tudor Beasts coins right now, including key pieces from the Yale of Beaufort collection. All of the Yale of Beaufort coins have been offered in limited numbers so we recommend acting now to secure yours.

Choose between three different editions, available for a limited time: 

All our Yale of Beaufort Tudor Beasts coins come in their original presentation packaging with a detailed information booklet and a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed. Order now to get yours without the queue.

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