The Black Bull of Clarence has one of the most complex histories among the many heraldic beasts used in British history. Used by King Edward IV, the first king from the House of York, the bull was a symbol of power and often paired with a royal arms that touted Edward IIIs claims to the French throne.
Arrives in a protective flip, mint tubes of 25 coins, or Monster Boxes of 500 coins!
5thdesign release from the Royal Mints Queens Beast Series!
Contains Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
Issued a face value of 25 (GBP) by Britain.
Obverse includes the effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Reverse bears the design of the Black Bull of Clarence.
Artwork from Jody Clark.
Edward IV came to power in England when the House of Lancaster is tumult under the rule of Henry VI. Edward overtook Henry VI and sat on the throne of King of England, with the latter ruler escaping to Scotland. Henry VI briefly reclaimed his throne, only to defeated in battle by Edward IV and later executed at the Tower of London.
As King of England, Edward IV often used the bull as a powerful symbol in his Royal Arms. Edward IV made his claim to the British throne as the great-grandson of Roger Mortimer, who was a descendent of the Duke of Clarence, giving the Black Bull of Clarence its full name in heraldry.
On the reverse of all 2018 oz British Gold Queens Beast Black Bull Coins is the image of the Black Bull of Clarence. The Bull is the first heraldic beast from the first king in the House of York, and was used over 200 years with a Royal Arms design that featured a shield of four quadrants. In two quadrants are the traditional golden lions of England. In the other two quadrants, the lilies of France which were added by Edward III to supper his claim to Frances throne as well.
The obverse of the Gold Queens Beast Black Bull Coin bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2015 by Jody Clark, a Royal Mint Engraver, this design is the fifth-generation effigy of Her Majesty on British coinage. All 10 beasts in the Queens Beast Series stood guard at the doors of Westminster Abbey in 1953 when Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of England.
Your purchase of a 2018 oz British Gold Queens Beast Black Bull Coin offers you a coin in BU condition. Coins in BU condition show no signs of wear and tear, but may feature minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks.
UK QB Gold White Lion 1/4 oz 2020
The Queen’s Beasts series is a collection of ten coins inspired by the heraldic creatures, symbolizing the centuries of Royal heritage.
The 2020 Great Britain Gold Queen's Beasts (White Lion of Mortimer) coin is the latest addition to the Royal Mint’s celebrated series. The uncrowned White Lion of Mortimer is depicted holding a shield with a white rose of York surrounded by the rays of the sun; a favorite badge of Edward IV, who inherited it from his grandmother Ann Mortimer.
The fractional 2020 Great Britain 1/4 oz Gold Queen's Beasts (White Lion of Mortimer) brings an affordable investment opportunity besides its collectible appeal. Get closer to completing your collection of the Queen’s Beasts series by purchasing this 2020 Great Britain Gold Queen's Beasts (White Lion of Mortimer) coin from Gold Financial
The White Lion of Mortimer bullion is also available in 1 oz gold and 2 oz silver additions.
Struck in 0.9999 fine gold with a weight of 1/4 oz.
Produced by the Royal Mint of the United Kingdom.
Comes in Brilliant Uncirculated Condition.
Holds a face value of £25
Individual coins come in plastic flips. Lots of 25 come in mint-issued tubes and lots of 500 come in a monster box.
Obverse: Displays Jody Clark’S rendition of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II encircled with the inscriptions: “25 POUNDS”, “ELIZABETH II”, and “D.G. REG. F. D.”
Reverse: Features an image of a lion carrying a shield with a white rose on a golden sun. Inscriptions read “WHITE LION OF MORTIMER”, “1/4 OZ”, “FINE GOLD”, “999.9” and “2020”
UK QB Gold Falcon 1/4 oz 2019
The Queens Beast Series from the Royal Mint of England is an exciting 10-coin release with new designs available on a bi-annual basis feature creatures from the heraldic history of Britain. Passed down to Queen Elizabeth II over hundreds of years, the Queens Beasts vary in origin and background.
Arrives insides of protective packaging, tubes of 25 coins, or Monster Boxes of 500 coins!
6thdesign released in the Queens Beast coinage!
Contains 1/4 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
Bears a face value of 25 (GBP) backed by the government of Great Britain.
The obverse features the fifth-generation image of Queen Elizabeth II.
Reverse depicts the Falcon of the Plantagenets.
Each 2019 1/4 oz British Gold Queens Beast Falcon of the Plantagenets coin in this listing represents the first coin issued in the series in 2019 and the sixth coin overall. Each coin is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and is available individually, or within tubes of 25 coins and Monster Boxes of 500 coins. The Monster Box contains a total of 20 tubes of 25 coins.
The Falcon of the Plantagenets comes to the royal arms and Queen Elizabeth II from King Edward III. The king had a deep love of hawking and falconry, and he choose the white falcon as part of his official emblem. The falcon was also used by other members of the Houses of York and Lancaster later one.
On the obverse of 2019 1/4 oz British Gold Queens Beast Falcon of the Plantagenets Coin is the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. This latest-generation design of Her Majesty comes from Jody Clark and was created for British coinage in 2015. It captures the Queen in right-profile relief at the age of 89.
The reverse side of British Gold Queens Beast Falcon Coins includes the image of the white falcon and shield of Edward III. Other kings to use the white falcon symbol include King Edward IV, the great-great-grandson of Edward III. Later kings such as King Henry VII, whose marriage to Elizabeth of York merged the Houses of York and Lancaster, used the falcon symbol and it was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I.
UK QB Gold Unicorn 1/4 oz 2018
This new quarter ounce gold coin is the fourth release in a brand new series of ten issues. Each of the ten coins in this new series will feature a heraldic animal of the British Royal Family. In addition to this quarter ounce gold coin, the UK Royal Mintalso produces a one oz gold coin and a two ounce silver coin for each of the ten animals in the series.
Here are some highlights of this coin:
Contains one quarter (1/4) troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
Minted at the Royal Mint in Wales.
£25 legal tender face value, backed by the government of the United Kingdom.
Obverse design features a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, updated for 2018.
Reverse design features the unicorn, one of England's most famous heraldic creatures.
Fourth of ten coins in a new series.
In 1536, the infamous King Henry VIII commissioned the carving of ten stone sculptures in honor of his marriage to Jane Seymour (they were engaged the day after the execution of his previous wife, Anne Boleyn). Each of the ten animals depicted in the sculptures represent the heraldry of different branch of Henry and Jane's respective ancestries. These sculptures - the "King's Beasts" - stand to this day on a moat bridge at Henry VIII's primary English residence, Hampton Court Palace.
In advance of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953, some four hundred years later, a similar set of sculptures were commissioned. These sculptures also depicted the different mythical creatures representing the various branches of Elizabeth's family in the heraldic system. The sculptures themselves were plaster, not stone, and are now on display indoors at a museum in Canada. Stone replicas are on display in Kew Gardens, London.
This new series of coins from the Royal Mint honors these ten mythical creatures: the Queen's Beasts. In addition to a two ounce silver coin, a 1/4 oz gold coin and a one ounce gold coin will also be produced for each of the ten animals in the series. This coin, featuring the English Unicorn, is the fourth release.
The Royal Mint is one of the oldest and most well-respected national mints in the world. The purity and quality of these coins make them an excellent investment choice; in addition, because these coins are part of a unique series with a limited production run, they have the potential to acquire significant collectible (or, "numismatic") value, as well.