NEW COIN - The Royal Mint's Queen's Beast 2019 'Yale' Coins

NEW COIN - The Royal Mint's Queen's Beast 2019 'Yale' Coins

The Queen's Beast series returns with a new design! Please allow us to introduce, the 2019 Yale of Beaufort, which is now available in both 1oz gold and 2oz silver

 

Front and back of 1oz Gold Queen's Beasts The Yale of Beaufort, 2019

 

The Yale of Beaufort

The 'Yale' (or centicore) is a symbol of grace and elegance, or defense and determination. The mythical beast was originally found in European mythology before passing into medieval bestiaries and heraldry legends. Most descriptions make it an antelope (or goat-like) four-legged creature with the tusks of a boar and large horns that it can swivel in any direction.

 

"The size of a hippopotamus, with an elephant's tail, of a black or tawny colour, with the jaws of a boar and movable horns more than a cubit in length" -  Pliny the Elder from Natural History

 

The House of Beaufort 

The Yale's connection to the British monarchy apparently began with Henry VII in 1485. He came from the House of Beaufort, an old noble English family. Henry's mother, Lady Margaret, began the Beaufort heraldic symbol legacy. You may have wondered why the yale is on the college gatehouses Cambridge's Christ's College and St John's College. This is because Lady Margaret Beaufort made big contributions to these of educational institutions. 

The Yale of Beaufort was one of the Queen's official ten heraldic beasts commissioned for her coronation in 1953. There are multiple yales on the roof of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle and it's also part of the arms of Westminster City Council.

 

The War of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses were a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England and was fought between supporters of two rival branches of English nobility: the House of Plantagenet and the House of Lancaster. It was later argued, however, that the conflict actually stemmed from the heads of the houses of York and Beaufort during the mid fourteenth century – Richard (Duke of York) and Edmund Beaufort (Duke of Somerset).

The breakdown of their relationship is a story of jealousy and ambition between implacable enemies and played a significant role in dragging England into this horrific civil war. Listen to BBC 4's podcast on these conflicts here:

 

 

 

Coin Design

The Yale of Beaufort is the 8th addition to The Royal Mint's Queen's Beast series. On this coin design, the Yale stands tall on both hind legs behind Margaret’s arms shield and includes a portcullis at the centre, a badge used by Henry VII. The sideways look of the beast clearly shows its power and ferociousness. It's spotted body make for a great raised texture and a semi-angry look with tusks and horns poised on either side of its head.

The obverse design depicts the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, and the monetary denomination. Both the obverse and reverse are designed by British Coin Designer Jody Clark, creator of the latest definitive portrait of The Queen on UK coinage, and marked on the coin with the letters 'JC' on the front. 

 

Front and back of 1oz Gold Queen's Beasts The Yale of Beaufort, 2019

 

Availability

The highly anticipated Yale of Beaufort has finally arrived and is now available in both 1oz Gold and 2oz Silver bullion. We sell these coins individually, but we also offer quantities of 10 in Royal Mint tubes and even Monster boxes, so give us a call if this interests you (01769 618 618). We have stock in our UK office for immediate despatch so don't delay, order today! 

  

  

1oz Gold Queen's Beasts Falcon, 2019

1oz Gold Queen's Beasts Yale Front Design
  • Limited edition coin produced by The Royal Mint
  • Seventh design in the 10 part Queen's Beasts series
  • Each 1oz Gold Beast contains 1 troy ounce (31.1035 grams) of 999.9 fine gold
  • Price inclusive of insured delivery to a UK address
  • Legal tender in the UK, CGT exempt (UK) VAT Free (UK/EC)
  • Face value: £100 (GBP)
  • UK Government assurance of weight and purity
  • Bleyer Bullion is an authorised retailer of Royal Mint products
  • Order your 1oz Gold UK Queen's Beast Yale Coin today.

 

2oz Silver UK Queen's Beasts Falcon, 2019

2oz Silver UK Queen's Beasts Yale Front Design
  • Each 2oz silver Beast contains 2 troy ounces (62.207 grams) of 999.9 fine silver
  • Price inclusive of VAT and insured delivery to a UK address
  • Legal tender in the UK, CGT exempt (UK)
  • Face value: £5 (GBP)
  • Tier pricing reflects combined postage and wholesale purchase discounts 
  • Single coins will be supplied in plastic flips, mutliples of 10 in Royal Mint Tubes
  • Bleyer Bullion is an authorised retailer of Royal Mint products
  • Order your 2oz Silver UK Queen's Beast Yale Coin today.

 

2oz Silver Queen's Beasts Coin Set

2oz Silver Queen's Beasts Coin Set
  • Save £12.00 when you purchase this set vs buying the coins individually
  • Limited edition coins produced by The Royal Mint
  • This set contains the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth designs in the 10 part Queen's Beasts series
  • Each 2oz silver Beast contains 2 troy ounces (62.207 grams) of 999.9 fine silver
  • This set contains a total of 311.035 grams of fine .999 silver
  • Price inclusive of VAT and insured delivery to a UK address
  • Legal tender in the UK, CGT exempt (UK)
  • Face value: £5 (GBP)
  • Order your 2oz Silver UK Queen's Beast Set today.
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