2021 Queen's Beasts Griffin of Edward III £5 Coin. The final release in the Queen's Beasts series!
This base metal £5 coin is struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated finish. Both the obverse and reverse of the coin were designed by Royal Mint engraver, Jody Clark.
The Royal Mint launched their Queen's Beasts bullion range in 2016. Although the griffin coins were the second release in the bullion series, they are the final release in the commemorative edition series.
The griffin is the heraldic symbol of Edward III. A mythical creature; part eagle, part lion, it is thought to represent strength and courage, as well as offering guardianship. Edward III chose to feature the griffin on his private seal.
The Queen's Beasts are a series of ten statues that were created for Elizabeth II's coronation at Westminster Abbey in 1953. They combine heraldic elements and mythical creatures which form a part of the Queen's royal ancestry.
The fifth coinage portrait of Elizabeth II features on the obverse of the coin, designed by Jody Clark. The obverse bears the inscription:
ELIZABETH II·D·G·REG·F·D·5 POUNDS·
Designed by Jody Clark, the reverse features a griffin grasping the House of Windsor shield set against a chain mail background. The coin bears the inscription:
GRIFFIN OF EDWARD III
The engraver's initials, JC, are below the design.
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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