Add the Mythical Yale of Beaufort to your Collection
In 1953 the country witnessed the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen. Standing guard outside Westminster Abbey were ten statues of heraldic beasts, imposing symbols of royal authority. The Queen’s Beasts Collection from The Royal Mint celebrates each of these creatures in turn. As we reach the sixth coin in the series, we’re excited to present the Yale of Beaufort, the latest coin to be released.
Mythical and regal, the yale follows the Red Dragon of Wales and the Black Bull of Clarence, which were released in 2018, the year of the 65th anniversary of the coronation of The Queen. The yale was described in ancient times as the size of a hippopotamus with the tail of an elephant, the jaws of a boar and of a black or tawny colour. It descends to The Queen through Henry VII, who inherited it from his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, who had played a central role in the Wars of the Roses. Her position as matriarch of the Tudor dynasty gave the yale prestige and symbolic meaning.