2021 Queen’s Beasts – Yale of Beaufort £2 Silver Proof

£85.00

    • 2021 Proof Fine Silver with Goldclad £2 Coin
    • Issued on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory
    • Limited edition: 475
    • The 3rd coin in a brand new 10 coin series
    • Presented in a unique presentation Box with a certificate of authenticity
    • Also available in Bi-Metal in a special presentation pack

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Description

It had been used as a supporter for the arms of John, Duke of Bedford, and by England’s House of Beaufort. Its connection with The Queen began with Henry VII in 1485. Henry Tudor’s mother, Lady Margaret (1443–1509), was a Beaufort, and the Beaufort heraldic legacy inherited by both her and her son included the Yale. The design on the coin shows the Yale of Beaufort next to the Beaufort shield showing a portcullis surmounted by a royal crown. The portcullis (uncrowned) was a Beaufort badge, but was used both crowned and uncrowned by Henry VII. The Queen’s Beasts are ten heraldic statues representing the genealogy of HM Queen Elizabeth II which are depicted as the Royal supporters of England with each one consisting of a heraldic beast supporting a shield bearing the badge or arms of a family associated with the ancestry of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The original statues were commissioned to stand at an entrance of Westminster Abbey for Her Majesty’s Coronation in 1953.

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the third coin in the stunning new series of £2 Bi-Metal Coins featuring the Queen’s Beasts. The coin, issued on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory, features the Yale of Beaufort. The Yale is among the heraldic beasts used by the British Royal Family and is a mythical beast with characteristics of an antelope or goat. Supposedly, its appearance was white and covered with gold spots and it was able to swivel each of its horns independently.

Additional information

Weight 450 g

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