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.
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.