Discovering the Power of Heraldry in Precious Metal
The Queen’s Beasts were created to celebrate the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen in 1953. The Black Bull of Clarence is the latest coin in this popular collection and features the majestic creature that represents the heraldic history of the Royal Family. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, making it the perfect time to start collecting your piece of British royal history.
Each one of these cupro-nickel coins is presented in fold-out packaging that explores the inspiration behind the series and the contemporary design of the Black Bull of Clarence. The bull has been a symbol of power ever since Edward IV became the first Yorkist king of England in 1461 when it is believed that his army bore the bull on their shields. This majestic creature has appeared on the Royal Arms and on coins since the 1560s.