It’s been an epic journey, but today, the Royal Mint wraps up its proof range of Queen’s Beasts coins. The bullion range has already come to its natural ten-coin conclusion, with, strangely enough, the Griffin of Edward II featured here launching in 2017. In general, the bullion and proof ranges have shadowed each other, but no proof version of the Griffin came until today. Whatever the reason, it’s here now.
We’ve been on record as saying this was one of our favourite designs of the series and nothing has changed that view. There’s little that screams heraldry more than an eagle-headed lion and Jody Clark did a phenomenal job with this one. A crisp, elegant design in a series full of them, we think The Queen’s Beasts will go down as one of the finest coin series of the period.
The same range of sizes as before, but with some changes to mintages. Pretty much all the gold variants have had their mintage raised, although the series has hardly been known for consistency on that score. Prices range from £13 for the base metal version, up to over £65,000 for the kilo gold, so if you love the design, there’s an offering that will fit your budget. Available from today. If you’re buying, please use our banner link at the bottom of this article and we’ll get a small kickback at no cost to you. Thank you.