The White Greyhound of Richmond Completes the Queen’s Beasts Series
When Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II received her crown on June 2, 1953, ten symbolic creatures, each representing a part of her centuries-long royal lineage, stood guard outside the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey. One of those six-foot-tall sculptures standing in silent deference was the White Greyhound of Richmond, an honorable creature that is also the latest release in The Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beasts series.
The tenth and final coin in the popular bullion version of the series, this White Greyhound of Richmond coin bears a legal-tender denomination of £25 (twenty five pounds) and is struck in a quarter ounce of 99.99% pure Gold. The symbolic coin depicts the popular canine prancing over a Tudor shield. The shield’s badge, or “livery,” shows a Tudor Rose below a Royal Crown.
The White Greyhound of Richmond dates back to the reign of King Henry VII, who seized the throne from Richard III after the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 that ended the War of the Roses between the Houses of Lancaster and York. He reigned as the first monarch from the House of Tudor until his death in 1509. Greyhounds were often used by Henry on his standards thanks to his father, Edmund Tudor, the Earl of Richmond. Greyhounds were a popular dog breed in Northern England and represented honor. Edmond used greyhound images for his own symbols. When Henry came to power, he used the White Greyhound along with a rose that featured red and white elements of Lancaster and York to emphasize the union of the rival houses.
This wonderful coin revives that exciting herald in a breathtaking way that is the equal to each entry in the incredibly popular Queen’s Beasts series that has come before it. Plus, each 2021 Great Britain Quarter-Ounce Gold Queen’s Beasts White Greyhound of Richmond Coin available in this offer will come in beautiful Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition with razor-sharp details that are as fresh and crisp as the day it left the mint.
Between the expected demand by both coin collectors and gold bugs, we don’t expect our supply to last long. Don’t miss out; reserve this magnificent coin for your collection today!
LATEST RELEASE IN QUEEN’S BEASTS SERIES – The White Greyhound of Richmond coin is the tenth and final release in The Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beasts uncirculated series. This honorable dog prances over the Tudor introduced by King Henry VII. The coin’s obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE GOLD – Each of these Queen’s Beasts White Greyhound of Richmond Coins are struck in a quarter ounce of 99.99% pure gold and measure 22 mm in diameter.
LEGAL TENDER – These 2021 Great Britain Quarter-Ounce Gold Queen’s Beasts White Greyhound of Richmond Coins are £25 (five pounds) legal tender in the United Kingdom.
GLEAMING UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2021 Great Britain Quarter-Ounce Gold Queen’s Beasts White Greyhound of Richmond Coin will come in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition, as fresh and crisp as the day it left the mint.
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