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Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II D.G. Regina Reg Fid 100 Pounds"

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Stylized image of a Griffin with its wings spread holding the shield of Edward the III and the words "Griffin of Edward III 1 oz Fine Gold 9999 2017"

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Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II D.G. Regina Reg Fid 100 Pounds"Stylized image of a Griffin with its wings spread holding the shield of Edward the III and the words "Griffin of Edward III 1 oz Fine Gold 9999 2017"
  • 42 Available
  • New
  • Purity: 9999

This is the second gold coin in the Queen's Beasts series issued by Britain's Royal Mint. The coin features a griffin, which Edward III had engraved on his private seal.

Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953 was watched over by 10 heraldic beasts, created to represent the various branches of royal genealogy over the centuries. The griffin is thought to be a symbol of strength, guardianship and vigilance, and is holding the shield of Edward III. The shield displays the Round Tower of Windsor Castle, where Edward was born. The shield is surrounded by oak branches with the royal crown above.

Unusually, both sides were executed by Jody Clark, an engraver at the Royal Mint. His effigy of the Queen is the only fifth to have graced British coins since 1953.

In multiples of 10 this coin will ship in a mint tube.

4566
2017
United Kingdom
New
9999
United Kingdom
GBP 100
Jody Clark
Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II D.G. Regina Reg Fid 100 Pounds"
Stylized image of a Griffin with its wings spread holding the shield of Edward the III and the words "Griffin of Edward III 1 oz Fine Gold 9999 2017"
2016
32.7
2.4
1.00
Royal Mint

SKU

4566

Year

2017

Country

United Kingdom

Condition

New

Purity

9999

Origin

United Kingdom

Legal Tender

GBP 100

Designer

Jody Clark

Obverse

Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II D.G. Regina Reg Fid 100 Pounds"

Reverse

Stylized image of a Griffin with its wings spread holding the shield of Edward the III and the words "Griffin of Edward III 1 oz Fine Gold 9999 2017"

First Released

2016

Diameter (mm)

32.7

Average Thickness (mm)

2.4

Metal Weight (ozt)

1.00

Manufacturer

Royal Mint
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