Take Home the White Greyhound of Richmond
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 ninth release in The Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beasts series.
A Design Based In British Royalty
The ninth release in the popular series, this White Greyhound of Richmond coin bears a legal-tender denomination of £10 (ten hundred pounds) and is struck in ten full ounces of highly pure 99.9% fine silver. The symbolic coin depicts the popular canine 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.
Near-Perfect Proof Condition From Among the First Coins Struck
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 Ten-Ounce Silver Queen’s Beasts White Greyhound of Richmond Coin available in this offer has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in flawless Proof-69 Ultra Cameo (PF69UC) condition, a distinction that means these almost-flawless coins showcase impressive full strikes and indistinguishable imperfections — well above and beyond the quality of the vast majority of coins in the series.
In addition, NGC has further certified that that this coin is “One of First 40 Struck.” Collectors seek out these coins because they are produced with new dies and are considered to have sharper strikes and deeper mirrors than those that are struck later. Also, the population of coins labeled “First Struck” is only a fraction of the total mintage. Plus, each coin will come beautifully housed in presentation case and accompanied by a number Certificate of Authenticity from The Royal Minty along with a booklet that details the history of The Queen’s Beasts.
These releases often completely sell out, so don’t wait for there to be an unfillable hole in your collection. Secure your White Greyhound Proof now!
- LATEST RELEASE IN QUEEN’S BEASTS SERIES – The White Greyhound of Richmond coin is the ninth release in The Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beasts proof 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 SILVER – Each of these Queen’s Beasts White Greyhound of Richmond Coins are struck in ten full ounces of 99.9% fine silver and measures 65 mm in diameter.
- LEGAL TENDER – These 2021 Great Britain Ten-Ounce Silver Queen’s Beasts White Greyhound of Richmond Coins are £10 (ten pounds) legal tender in the United Kingdom.
- NEAR-PERFECT PROOF CONDITION – Your 2021 Great Britain Ten-Ounce Silver Queen’s Beasts White Greyhound of Richmond Proof has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in near-perfect Proof-69 Ultra Cameo (PF69UC) condition.
- ONE OF FIRST STRUCK – NGC has further certified that this coin is “One of First 40 Struck.”
- LOW LIMITED EDITION – The maximum worldwide limited edition for the 2021 Great Britain Ten-Ounce Silver Queen’s Beasts White Greyhound of Richmond Proof has been set at just 195.
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