he 2018 10 oz Queen’s Beasts The Red Dragon of Wales silver coin is the latest release from the Royal Mint. Weighing at impressive 10 troy ounces of fine 999 silver, this coin is a must for any serious investor, collector and fan of the very popular Queen’s Beasts series by the reputed and world famous Royal Mint.
The reverse of this amazing silver coins features the Red Dragon of Wales, also known as the Red Dragon of Cadwaladr. The design for the 2018 10oz Silver Queen’s Beasts Dragon coin is the work of acclaimed artist Jody Clark and is inspired by one of the famous golden sculptures created by Sir James Woodford for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey.
The diameter of the coin at 89.15mm makes it a solid coin to hold in your hands and with its legal tender status they are CGT (Capital Gains Tax) free.
The Queen’s Beasts are the ten statues which stood guard for the Queen’s Coronation as chiselled by James Woodford RA in 1953. The Queen’s Beasts are still standing, currently housed at the Canadian Museum of History in Quebec, Canada and the stone replicas can be found in Kew Gardens.
When Her Majesty The Queen was crowned in 1953, the entrance to Westminster Abbey was guarded by ten fantastical creatures and the coins were minted to celebrate and symbolise the centuries-long tradition. The Queen’s Beasts coin collection started in the year 2016, the year Her Majesty the Queen became the world’s longest reigning living monarch.
The Silver Queen’s Beasts silver coins are also available in 2 oz weight, part of the 10-coin series, which will end in the year 2020. From the year 2017 to 2020, two coins per year have been issued by the Royal Mint.
Buy 10 oz Queen’s Beasts Welsh Dragon silver coin today as only limited stock is available.
Obverse: The design features the most recent portrait – ‘fifth portrait’ of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.
Reverse: Shows the Red Dragon of Wales or as it is often called the Red Dragon of Cadwaladr.