Description

The Queen’s Beasts – The Red Dragon of Wales 2018 UK 1oz Silver Proof Coin

A Symbol of Welsh Heritage Struck in Silver

In 1953, at the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, the Red Dragon of Wales took its place as one of The Queen’s Beasts, reinforcing Her Majesty’s connection to Wales. In the same year, the badge of Wales was modified as a mark of honour, to include the motto ‘Y ddraig goch ddyry cychwyn’ or ‘The red dragon advances’ once again emphasising the rich Welsh heritage The Queen inherited when she was crowned

This is the third release in the series and this edition has been struck in one ounce of 999 fine silver and finished to Proof standard.

Specification

  • Denomination: £2
  • Series: The Queen’s Beasts – The Red Dragon of Wales
  • Coin Mintage in Limited Edition Presentation: 6,000
  • Alloy: 999 fine silver
  • Weight:  1oz
  • Diameter: 38.61mm
  • Designer: Jody Clark
  • Quality: Proof

Reverse

The third release of 10 Queen’s Beasts, this features the Red Dragon of Wales a traditional symbol of British Royal Heraldry.

Obverse

Issued as legal tender under the authority of The United Kingdom with the latest Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The monetary denomination, and silver content are shown on the coin’s obverse.

Packaging

The coin is finished to proof standard and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity. Your coin is presented in a black Royal Mint Box with outer shipper.