QUEENS BEASTS: THE GRIFFIN OF EDWARD III 2021 United Kingdom 1oz silver coin
Part lion and part eagle, the griffin combines the characteristics of the king of the beasts and the air to create a creature more powerful than either. Appearing in English heraldry from the twelfth century onwards, it was elevated to royal status by Edward III – the epitome of medieval English kingship and founder of the Order of the Garter based at Windsor Castle.
Recast on a coin, the Griffin of Edward III completes the line-up of ten heraldic beasts present at Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation in 1953. Acclaimed artist Jody Clark captures the power of this majestic creature in a dramatic design that blends fantasy and realism, a signature of this collection.
On the obverse of the coin we find the Jody Clark effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
Presented in a custom wooden box with a themed shipper. A certificate of authenticity is enclosed.