The Queen’s Beasts 65mm ‘Struck on the Day’ Five Crown Coin

The Queen’s Beasts 65mm ‘Struck on the Day’ Coin – a 65mm numismatic tribute to all ten of the Queen’s Beasts

  • A masterpiece of minting - 65mm diameter for 65 years of duty and devotion

  • Minted in a ‘supersize’ 65mm - almost 3 times the diameter of a £1 coin!

  • Just 100 struck on 2nd June 2018 - a historic minting that can never be repeated! 

  • Plated in fine 999 Silver and accented in 24-carat Gold

  • Struck to the highest possible collectors’ PROOF condition

  • Available exclusively through The Bradford Exchange

A historic world-first Royal Anniversary captured on a ‘struck-on-the-day’ coin - order yours today, once the issue is sold out, it can never be repeated. 

Diameter 65mm
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To celebrate the momentous occasion of Her Majesty’s Sapphire Coronation a very special coin – The Queen’s Beasts Proof Five Crown Coin was struck on the very same day.

On June 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II, at the tender age of 27, entered Westminster Abbey for her coronation, beginning what has become the longest reign in British history. Watching over her at the entrance to Westminster Abbey were ten fantastical and formidable creatures - The Queen’s Beasts.  The imposing six-foot tall plaster statues which decorated the facade of the Coronation Annexe of Westminster Abbey were chosen to represent heraldic devices used by her Majesty’s ancestors, with each beast holding a shield tracing the Queen’s long lineage.

 Just 100 coins were struck on the day

A very small number, just 999, Queen’s Beasts Five Crown coins were issued for worldwide release. However due to the time-intensive nature of striking a coin of this calibre and size, just 100 coins were able to be struck on the very same day, the 2nd of June 2018, that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Sapphire Coronation Anniversary. Once this ‘Struck on the Day’ edition is sold out, it can never be repeated.

A masterpiece of minting - 65mm diameter for 65 years of duty and devotion

A truly impressive piece, fully approved by Buckingham Palace, the sheer size of this coin allows for exceptional clarity and relief – that has to be seen to be fully appreciated.   Struck to the highest quality Proof standard, the coin is wholly layered with fine 999 Silver and each beast is accented with pure 24-carat gold. Striking coins at this size to Proof standard is technically demanding as the larger a coin becomes; the more tonnage of pressure is required to impress the design into the coin to achieve a Proof finish. The result is a deeper and clearer relief that showcases the artistry of the design, making The Queen’s Beasts Five Crown Coin a true masterpiece of minting.

A historic world-first royal anniversary captured on a magnificent coin

Weighing an impressive 110 grams with its extra-large 65mm diameter and exquisite detail and clarity the Queen’s Beasts 65mm Coin is an everlasting tribute to a woman who continues to serve her country and Commonwealth with dedication and devotion that one can only marvel at.

A magnificent tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her Sapphire Coronation Jubilee, make sure you order yours today.

The Queen’s Beasts 65mm ‘Struck on the Day’ Coin – a 65mm numismatic tribute to all ten of the Queen’s Beasts

Year of issue: 2018
Material: Layered in Silver and accented in pure 24-carat Gold
Denomination: Five Crowns
Weight: 38 grams
Diameter: 65 mm
Mintage Just 100 coins  'struck on the day' a historic minting that can never be repeated
Obverse: 

Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Joel Iskovitz

Reverse: 

The Lion of England, The Griffin of Edward III, The Red Dragon of Wales, The Falcon of the Plantagenets, The Unicorn of Scotland, The Black Bull of Clarence, The White Greyhound of Richmond, The White Horse of Hanover, The Yale of Beaufort, The White Lion of Mortimer

Significance:

The Queen’s Beasts for the first time celebrated together on a single limited-edition coin issue

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