King Edward III passed the Falcon to Queen Elizabeth II when she took the throne. It symbolized his love of falconing. The white Falcon at The Queen’s coronation held a shield with a badge depicting a second white falcon within an open golden ‘fetterlock’ or padlock. The falcon is said to have been the favorite badge of Queen Elizabeth I.
When Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne of England in 1953 in Westminister Abbey, at the entrance stood 10 statues of the various Queen’s Beasts standing guard. The Royal Mint is commemorating these 10 heraldic beasts in stunning gold 1 oz coins. The Falcon of the Plantagenets is the sixth issue in a series planned for 10 coins total.
These stunning gold coins are carefully crafted and issued in limited release. If that isn’t enough to make them stand out, the beautiful image of the Falcon clutching the shield of Beaufort on the coin’s reverse certainly will. Each is minted with .9999 pure gold, and denominated with £100 (British pounds). The coins ship from the mint in boxes of 100 coins — 10 tubes filled with 10 coins each, though investors may buy in any quantity, with no minimum purchase. (Queens Beast)
The coin’s obverse carries the iconic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The weight and purity of this sovereign coin is guaranteed by the British government.
Buyers should not delay. The Royal Mint will produce this gold bullion coin for a brief period of time and when the coins are gone, they will not be reissued. Therefore it would be wise for investors looking to buy sovereign gold coins without paying much above the spot price, to get these falcons before they sell out. (queens beast metals)
Britain’s Royal Mint has been minting gold and silver coins of the realm for more than a thousand years. Sir Isaac Newton served as Warden of the Mint in 1696. Among other duties, he was responsible for investigating counterfeit coins. After 3 years in that role, he was appointed Master of the Mint, a title he retained until his death in 1727. Check out the Queens Beast collection.