Silver coin of 2 ounces minted in 2018 of the Black Bull, 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.
On this occasion, the cross features the Black Bull of Clarence, one of the animals that has appeared on the Royal Coat of Arms since 1560 on the occasion of the reign of Isabel I. There are two clearly differentiated spaces: the background, which appears flat and has the characteristics of the coin; and the centre, where the figure appears and a background full of small dots that add depth to the design.
The bull appears on two legs protecting the shield, in a majestic position and with clear details of its muscles and the coat of its tail. Below it we find the initials JC of Jordy Clark, the person in charge of designing the coin.
The edge of the coin is single-striped, with several lines running across it in a regular horizontal pattern, and its fineness is quite remarkable.
On the face, the usual face of Queen Elizabeth II, with a background of smaller dots than those on the cross, occupying the entire space of the coin.
The Black Bull of Clarence was the fourth coin to be launched in a series that has been a real success in Anglo-Saxon countries, where its history and symbolism are particularly fascinating to the inhabitants.
It is made of silver with a purity of 999.9/1000, it weighs 2 ounces 62.208 grams, with a face value of 5 pounds and its diameter is 38.61 millimetres.