2017 Great Britain 2 Ounce Griffin of Edward III Queen's Beasts Ruthenium & Gold Silver Coin Set
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Presenting the highly anticipated release of the 2017 2 Ounce Ruthenium and Gold plated Griffin of Edward III, a follow up 5 Pound issue from the renowned British Royal Mint. As with the quick sellout first edition, these coins feature the stunning finishing quality that starts with a full plating of Ruthenium followed by a .999 gold plating of the motif.
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.
The coin is exceptionally thick, as the diameter is the same as a one ounce coin. 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.
This Ruthenium coin in particular is in very high demand due to its ultra low mintage of just 200 sets worldwide.
Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination: 5 Pounds
Metal Content: 2 troy oz
Manufacturer: Royal Mint
Diameter: 38.61 mm
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