Royal Mint continues to expand its bullion range with the ten ounce silver Valiant



You certainly can’t accuse the Royal Mint of resting on its laurels when it comes to bullion coins. After years of having a very limited range, the last couple of years has seen a veritable explosion in new designs, headlined by the exceptional Queen’s Beast’s series. Now the mint has launched a new coin that eschews the smaller formats and goes with the higher end ten-ounce size instead – one that is 89.0mm in diameter.

Nothing groundbreaking about the subject. The classic St George and the Dragon is wheeled out again, but rather than stick with the original classic Pistrucci design, a new interpretation by Etienne Milner takes pride of place. It’s a great looking piece, but as nice as the guilloche geometric pattern in the background is, it does interfere with the readability somewhat. That’s less of a problem on the obverse. The Royal Mint are claiming this to be their first incuse bullion coin, although that’s hard to read from the image, and there’s the use of selective frosting to enhance contrast (e.g. the horse). All told, it’s a nice coin which is available to order now.

REVERSE: The coin’s reverse depicts a new depiction of the classic St George slaying the dragon by Etienne Milner. A guilloche patterned background surrounds the artwork. The date is inscribed at the bottom and the composition at top right.

OBVERSE: The Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the issuer details are shown on the coin’s obverse.

DENOMINATION £10 United Kingdom
COMPOSITION 0.9999 silver 311.035 grams
FINISH Bullion
MINTAGE Unlimited
BOX / COA No / No