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2021 Royal UK Mint Gold Queens Beast White Greyhound Coin 1oz

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The final heraldic beast to feature in the in Queens Beast Series from the Royal Mint, is the 2021 “White Greyhound of Richmond” 1oz Gold Coin. Originating with the royals associated with the House of Lancaster, the White Greyhound remains attached to the House of Tudor as it was King Henry VII brought the greyhound to this Royal Arms as a supporter of his badges.

The White Greyhound of Richmond originated as a badge of John of Gaunt in the 14th century. John of Gaunt was the 1st Duke of Lancaster and served as a steward/earl for the Honour of Richmond. The greyhound was a favoured dog breed in Northern England and often used in the Honour of Richmond as a supporter of the badge. The White Greyhound remained associated with the Honour of Richmond for the next century until Edmund Tudor was created Earl of Richmond. Edmund Tudor was the father of King Henry VII, victor in the Wars of the Roses and the first monarch in the House of Tudor.

On the obverse face of 2021 British Gold Queens Beast White Greyhound Coins is an image of Queen Elizabeth II. This right-profile effigy of the Queen is the fifth-generation design to feature on British coins during her reign. It was created in July 2015 by Jody Clark and debuted on British coins with the 2016 date mark.

The reverse side has a depiction of the White Greyhound of Richmond. The White Greyhound is seated with its front paws dangling over the front of a shield that is the seal of the House of Tudor.

Coin Highlights:

  • Struck in one troy ounce of 999.9 fine gold
  • Finished to The Royal Mint’s bullion standard
  • Both sides of the coin were created by prestigious Royal Mint designer Jody Clark
  • Features a secure, detailed chainmail background texture
  • Struck by The Royal Mint – the official mint of the United Kingdom

Coins do not come in capsules from the Royal Mint. We will do our best to provide some kind of after market covering, but it cannot be guaranteed.

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Weight 38.5 g
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