- 2018 Silver Great Britain Queen's Beast The Black Bull of Clarence
- Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated
- Denomination: £5
- Country of Origin: Great Britain
- Metal Content: 2 Troy Oz
- Purity: .999
- Mint: British Royal Mint
- Thickness: 6 mm
- Diameter: 38.61 mm
- Mintage: Mint to Order
Coin in the photo is just a stock photo. The item that is shipped is guaranteed Brilliant Uncirculated or better.
When Her Majesty The Queen was crowned in 1953, the entrance to Westminster Abbey was guarded by ten fantastical creatures. The Queen’s Beasts were six-foot tall statues that symbolized the heritage and history Queen Elizabeth II inherited that day. These royal protectors have been brought to life in a collection named in their honor, which began in the year The Queen became the world’s longest reigning living monarch and continues in the year of Her Majesty’s Sapphire Jubilee.
The Black Bull is a "Yorkist" beast which came to The Queen through Edward IV, the first king of England from the House of York and one of the key players in the "Wars of the Roses". The bull is one of the most English and "earthy" of the heraldic beasts, a strong symbol of pride and patriotism. (APMEX)