Sovereign coin backed by the British government. Just back from NGC - I recently sent this coin into NGC for certification, and received it back from NGC on 2/5/2020 (fresh). The Red Dragon of Wales 2018 UK One-Ounce Silver Proof Coin. A fierce coin series struck in remarkable royal times. Approved by the Palace and celebrating Her Majestys rich heritage.With contemporary designs by the creator of The Queens current coinage portrait, Jody Clark. The smallest silver coin in the collection. Struck in an ounce of 999 fine silver and finished to Proof standard. Capturing the Passion of the Nation in Precious Metal. As a young woman crowned at the age of 25, Her Majesty The Queen embraced the traditions and experience of her ancestors. The entrance to her coronation at Westminster Abbey was lined with ten impressive reminders of the heritage Her Majesty inherited that day. The Queens Beasts have now been revisited for this collection from The Royal Mint, which explores the stories that lie behind these legendary creatures. The third coin in the collection celebrates the Red Dragon of Wales. This edition of the coin has been struck in one ounce of 999 fine silver and finished to Proof standard. Just 6,000 coins are available in this Limited Edition Presentation, and each comes in a Royal Mint case with a booklet that explores the story of the dragon in heraldry and the inspiration behind the design. The Red Dragon of Wales III/X in the Queens Beasts Series.
Dragons are one of the best known mythical beasts, found in legends all over the world. In Europe the dragon was seen as a frightening but strong, wise and powerful creature. In Wales it was mentioned in chronicles as early as the sixth century, sometimes known as the red dragon of Cadwallader, the legendary king of Gwynedd. The Red Dragon of The Queens Beasts was an emblem of Owen Tudor, a claim to Welsh heritage that was carried on by his son, who would become Henry VII. The troops of Henry VII carried a fiery red dragon standard at the Battle of Bosworth, when Henry secured the crown of England.Henry VIII used a red dragon on green and white the colours of the House of Tudor on his ships. It was an official emblem of Wales for many years but it was not until 1959 that The Queen made the red dragon on a green and white background the official flag for Wales. The dragon of The Queens Beasts is red with a yellow underbelly and it holds a quartered red and gold shield with leopards, the arms of Llewelyn ap Griffith, the last native prince of Wales. The Queens Beasts Collection is a series of ten coins from The Royal Mint, inspired by the ancestral beasts of heraldry, myth and legend that have watched over Her Majesty The Queen throughout her extraordinary reign, from her coronation to her Sapphire Jubilee.
Britain 2£ PROOF Silver 1oz Queen's Beasts'Red Dragon of Wales' PF69 UC" is in sale since Wednesday, February 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\UK (Great Britain)\Commemorative". The seller is "roblphilli" and is located in Lewisville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.