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 Silver White Horse 2 oz 2020
The Queens Beast Series from the Royal Mint of England is down to its final two designs and now features one of the youngest heraldic beasts in the Royal Arms of England. The White Horse of Hanover came to the Royal Arms of England in 1714 when the Elector George of Hanover gained the crown of Great Britain and became the first of six monarchs from Hanover to reign in Britain.
Arrives in a protective flip, a tube of 10 coins, or a box of 200 coins!
9thissue in the Queens Beast Series!
Depicts the White Horse of Hanover!
Contains 2 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver in BU condition.
Bears a face value of 5 Pound sterling (GBP) backed by the government of Britain.
The obverse field features Queen Elizabeth II.
On the reverse is the White Horse of Hanover from the arms of the House of Hanover.
Each 2020 2 oz British Silver Queens Beast White Horse Coin in this product listing represents the ninth of 10 designs in the Queens Beast Series. The first-ever 2 oz silver bullion coins from the Royal Mint of England, each one available in this product listing comes to you in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are housed individually inside of protective flips, or packaged in multiples of 10 per mint tube and multiples of 200 coins per Monster Box.
In 1714, the Royal Arms of England underwent a significant change that saw the first addition of foreign lands outside the British Isles to the seal in more nearly 400 years. Recent iterations had featured the Three Lions together in quadrants with either the French fleur de lis or the Lion of Scotland. On the death of Queen Anne, George the Elector of Hanover was named King of Great Britain and Ireland and ruled as King George I. He was the first monarch from the House of Hanover.
The obverse field of the 2020 2 oz British Silver Queens Beast White Horse Coin includes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is shown here in right-profile relief in the 2015 fifth-generation design from Jody Clark. The background field on this side of the coin bears the guilloche design element.
On the reverse field, the coin bears Jody Clarks White Horse of Hanover design. A powerful stallion bucks up on its hind legs behind the shield. This quartered shield reflects the Royal Arms of England adopted first by King George I. it places the Three Lions and Lion of Scotland in one quadrant, the Harp of Ireland in another, the French fleur de lis in another, and the House of Hanover’s arms in a final quadrant. The new element that brings in the final quadrant is the White Horse symbolizing the House of Hanover.