The Royal Mint Queen's Beast series of coins continues to grow with the addition of the One Ounce Platinum Yale Of Beaufort coin to the range. The Queen's Beasts are the first ever series of Platinum coins issued by the Royal Mint.
The Queen's Beasts are ten statues which stood guard for the Queen's Coronation, sculpted by James Woodford RA in 1953. The Queen's Beasts are still standing, but are currently housed at the Canadian Museum of History in Quebec, Canada. Stone replicas of the statues can be found at Kew Gardens.
This 2019 coin features the Yale Of Beaufort. A 'Yale' is a mythical beast found in European mythology and the imagery was used by the Beaufort family during the fifteenth century. The black-coloured Yale (aka Centicore) has long and flexible horns, which can be moved independently of each other. It is the size of a horse with an elephants tail. The Yale symbolises a proud defence.
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