Queen's Beasts

Queen Elizabeth II £5: Queen's Beasts

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In 2017, The Royal Mint revealed a series of brand new base metal UK £5 coins featuring an intriguing range of creatures called the ‘Queen’s Beasts’. The series has been inspired by the ten ancestral and heraldic beasts that have watched over Her Majesty The Queen throughout her unprecedented reign – from her coronation to her Sapphire Jubilee and beyond. This £5 coin was issued to commemorate the series with this celebratory coin being a fitting finale. Designed by acclaimed Royal Mint engraver, Jody Clark, the reverse of this coin features not just one, but ALL TEN beasts together on a single coin to celebrate the series as a whole. The design features each heraldic creature from the series in a striking illustration of Her Majesty’s royal line of descent. The obverse features the fifth portrait of HM QEII by Jody Clark.
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