All Hail the Silver White Horse of Hanover!
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 Horse of Hanover, a fearsome creature that is also the latest release in The Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beasts series.
The ninth coin in the popular bullion version of the series, this White Horse of Hanover coin bears a legal-tender denomination of £5 (five pounds) and is struck in two ounces of 99.99% pure silver. The symbolic coin depicts the majestic equine triumphantly rearing over a shield as if in a full gallop. The powerful stallion is depicted with the Royal Arms of George I, which includes three quarters that represent his sovereignty as King of Great Britain, France and Ireland while the fourth has the arms of Hanover. Plus, each 2020 Great Britain Two-Ounce Silver Queen’s Beasts White Horse of Hanover 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.
White horses have been a sign of purity and nobility for more than 2,500 years. It’s believed that the use of a white horse in heraldry dates back to the 1360s when a German duke used it on his seal as a symbol of speed, intellect and virility. Thus, the beast came to British soil in 1714 following the death of Queen Anne, last of the Stuarts. Succeeding her was George I of the House of Hanover, who brought with him the heraldry of his region – a white horse on a red background. The House of Hanover is a German royal house that ruled Hanover, Great Britain, and Ireland from the 17th through the 20th centuries. George V renamed Great Britain’s Royal House to Windsor in 1917 as anti-German sentiment reached a boiling point during World War I.
The White Horse of Hanover appeared on the Royal Coat of Arms through the reigns of Georges I, II and II. When Queen Victoria ascended to the throne it ended the personal union between the United Kingdom and Hanover and the horse was removed. 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. Between the expected demand by both coin collectors and silver stackers, 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 Horse of Hanover coin is the ninth release in The Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beasts uncirculated series. This powerful stallion creature rears over the shield of George I. The coin’s obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Each of these Queen’s Beasts White Horse of Hanover Coins are struck in two ounces of 99.99% pure silver and measure 38.61 mm in diameter.
LEGAL TENDER – These 2020 Great Britain Two-Ounce Silver Queen’s Beasts White Horse of Hanover Coins are £5 (five pounds) legal tender in the United Kingdom.
GLEAMING UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2020 Great Britain Two-Ounce Silver Queen’s Beasts White Horse of Hanover Coin will come in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition, as fresh and crisp as the day it left the mint.
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