Queen's Beasts Falcon 2oz Silver Coin 2019
|Mint:||The Royal British Mint|
|Packing:||10 per tube|
|Grading:||Mint State; Uncirculated|
|Tax:||Taxfree acc. to article 17(1)3 Eston. VAT Act|
The Queen’s Beasts Gold and Silver coin series was introduced by the Royal Mint in 2016. There are 10 planed coins in the series that depict a version of one of the heraldic Queen’s Beasts statues that were present during the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. The coins were designed by artist and engraver Jody Clark and represent the Queen’s royal line of ancestry.
The Queen’s Beasts 2 oz Falcon Silver coin is the 6th design in the series and has a fineness of 999.9/1000 silver with a nominal value of 5 pounds.
The front side of the coin depicts the Falcon of the Plantagenets with outstretched wings. The falcon is holding a shield with both claws. The inscriptions around the outer edge read “FALCON OF THE PLANTAGENETS” and “2 oz FINE SILVER 999.9 2019”. The initials of engraver Jody Clark is below the falcon.
The reverse side shows the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with crown. The inscriptions around the outer edge are “ELIZABETH II D G REG F D” and “5 POUNDS”. The abbreviation DG REG FD is a Latin phrase that translates “Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith”.
Falcon of the Plantagenets
The falcon was first used by King Edward III of the House of Plantagenets as his badge. He choose the symbol of the falcon because of his love of hawking. The falcon also descended to Edward IV, who also used it as his personal badge.
Henry VII, who united the House of York and Lancaster, was said to have used the Falcon symbol. It was also believed to be the favorite badge of Queen Elizabeth I.
Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 2 oz
Nominal Value: 5 Pounds