At Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 coronation, ten statues called The Queen’s Beasts stood guard at the entrance to Westminster Abbey. Each creature represented a strand of the young woman’s ancient royal heritage that passed to her on that historic day. In 2016, the Royal Mint reincarnated the ten royal guardians in a beautiful new coin series called The Queen’s Beasts. Each new release explores one of these ten fantastical protectors and the centuries-old story they have to tell.
The sixth release in the Queen’s Beasts 10-coin series commemorates the majestic Falcon of the Plantagenets. The falcon and fetterlock passed to the Queen through the Plantagenet King Edward III as an emblem of the Houses York and Lancaster. The Falcon was later adopted by Henry VIII and established as one of his daughter Elizabeth I’s favorite royal beasts. For 2019, the Falcon of the Plantagenets is beautifully reimagined in an impressive 10 oz of .9999 fine silver. Add this stunning sixth coin in the Queen’s Beast series to your order today!
- Contains 10 oz of .9999 fine silver in Brilliant Uncirculated condition from the Royal Mint.
- Bears a 10-pound face value backed by the British government.
- Shipped in a protective flip, mint-issued tubes, or Monster Boxes.
- Real-time prices are locked in at the time of the order.
- Fast, free, and discreet shipping.
The obverse displays coin artist Jody Clark’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the legend “ELIZABETH II, D.G. REG. F.D., 10 POUNDS”, and the designer’s initials surrounding the image.
Designed by Royal Mint coin artist Jody Clark, the reverse looms large in an impressive 89.15 mm design field, which features a regal Falcon grasping a shield. The shield’s badge is ornamented with a smaller falcon and a partially-open fetterlock (padlock). The coin’s weight, purity, year of issue, and “FALCON OF THE PLANTAGENETS” encircle the image.
About The Royal Mint
Each 2019 British 10 oz Silver Falcon coin was produced at The Royal Mint, the world’s oldest and most renowned mint. The Royal Mint, whose roots extend over 1,100 years, holds a long and distinguished tradition of craftsmanship, history, and artistry. Today, the Mint remains the world’s leading manufacturer of currency, coinage, bullion, and medals.