Silver coin of 2 ounces minted in 2017 of the Red Dragon of Wales, from the series Beasts of the Queen of the Royal Mint.
The Queen's Beasts series is one of the most significant and historic coins that the Royal Mint has minted in recent decades. It was first issued in 2016 and features the mythological animals that, in the form of heraldic statues, decorated the opening ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
As with the other coins in the series, the cross has two distinct parts: the background, which is flat and where the name and characteristics of the coin are inserted; and the centre, where the main design is inserted and which appears dotted.
The majesty of other designs in the series contrasts here with the splendour of an imposing design, not only because the dragon appears in an attacking position, on two legs and holding the Welsh coat of arms, but also because the design conveys respect and is very detailed.
From its body, we highlight the back, with several vertical lines, and the trunk, where all its scales can be seen. The tail occupies the bottom of the coin and is so large that the design is forced to pivot on itself, creating circular images that blend in perfectly with the background.
On the face, the usual face of Queen Elizabeth II, with a background of details that assimilate it to the gotelé and where we find the face value of the coin and the name of the monarch.
The Red Dragon of Wales was the third coin in this series, which was in spectacular demand throughout the United Kingdom, as it represented one of the animals of the founding myth. If you are missing a coin from the series, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will help you find it.
It is made of silver with a purity of 999.9/1000, it is 2 ounces weight 62.208 grams, with a nominal value of 5 pounds and its diameter is 38.61 millimeters.