The Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beasts Series was available from 2016 to 2021. This collection chronicled the heraldic beasts representing various houses that controlled the monarchy over the course of the last 800-plus years. From the Lion of England adopted by King Richard I in 1198 to the White Horse of Hanover that came to the Royal Arms in 1714, these animals featured in the personal badges and Royal Arms of various monarchs. Now, the Royal Mint builds on the success of that series by offering a new 10-coin series focusing on one dynasty: the House of Tudor.
Seymour Panther Reverse
For the reverse side of the 2022 Proof British Tudor Beast Seymour Panther 10 oz Silver Coins, and all other options in the series, you will find the Seymour Panther. Gifted to Jane Seymour by King Henry VIII upon their marriage, the Seymour Panther design features a spotted panther that is seated behind a shield. The shield it supports has the Seymour Wings, a set of wings joined at the center with the wingtips pointing downward. The inscriptions on this side of the coin include SEYMOUR PANTHER and 2022.
Queen Elizabeth II Obverse
On the obverse of 2022 Proof British Tudor Beast Seymour Panther Coins is the definitive fifth-generation portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen is shown here in right-profile relief at the age of 89 wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown on her head. The field includes inscriptions of 10 POUNDS, ELIZABETH II, and D.G. REG. F.D. Please note that each of the coins has its own face value noted. 10 Pound sterling is the face value of the proof 10 oz silver coin.
Available Tudor Beasts at Provident Metals
The Royal Mint of England has various options available in the new Tudor Beasts Series. In this first design release, Provident Metals carries the following options for collectors:
- 1 Kilo Silver: Mintage of just 70 coins
- 10 oz Silver: Mintage of just 150 coins
- 5 oz Silver: Mintage of just 300 coins
- 1 oz Silver: Mintage of just 6,000 coins
- 1 oz Gold: Mintage of just 550 coins
The coins are all individually packaged in this series. The 10 oz, 5 oz, and 1 oz silver coins come with capsules and a black presentation box, as well as a Certificate of Authenticity. The 1 Kilo silver and 1 oz gold coins have a wooden presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity available. All of the coins have frosted designs overlaying mirrored fields.
History of the House of Tudor
The rise of the House of Tudor came at the end of the Wars of the Roses. The House of Lancaster and House of York had been battling for control of the English crown for decades. The chaotic reign of King Henry VI of the House of Lancaster. The House of York briefly controlled the crown in two waves, but the final Yorkist monarch, King Richard III, was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 by the army of Henry Tudor.
Henry Tudor would go on to marry Elizabeth of York, the eldest daughter and only heir of the first Yorkist king, Edward IV. Henry ruled as King Henry VII. The most famous monarchs of the Tudor Dynasty were King Henry VIII and his daughter by Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth I. These two monarchs are widely credited with strengthening the power of the crown and leading to the dawn of the Renaissance in England.
Hampden Court was the seat of power for the Tudor monarchs and its entrance over Moat Bridge showcased the royal symbolism of the House of Tudor. Along this bridge, you will find 10 stone statues with symbols like the Seymour Panther. The planned release will showcase all of these beasts, from the Seymour Panther, the Tudor Dragon, the Seymour Unicorn, the Royal Dragon, the Queen’s Lion, and the Queen’s Panther, to familiar beasts in the form of the Black Bull of Clarence, the Yale of Beaufort, the Greyhound of Richmond, and the Lion of England.
Get Your Tudor Beasts While Still Available!
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