2019 Queens Beasts Falcon of the Plantagenets. The fifth of the ten Queens Beasts coins is now available in proof form. Beautifully struck to the high standard you would expect of this millenia old mint, the design by Jody Clark is a perfect accompaniment to the earlier issues. The Falcon passed to The Queen from the Plantagenet king Edward III. He chose the symbol to embody his love of hawking but it is also closely associated with his great-great-grandson, Edward IV. The white Falcon at The Queens coronation held a shield with a badge depicting a second white falcon within an open golden fetterlock or padlock. The fetterlock and the falcon were popular emblems in the Houses of both York and Lancaster, as they had descended from Edward IIIs younger sons John of Gaunt and Edmund of Langley. The fetterlocks used by John and Edmund were always locked, perhaps to show they had no claim to the throne. Edward IV gave his younger son, Richard, the badge of a white falcon within an open fetterlock the lock Edward forced to take the throne. Henry VII, who united the houses of York and Lancaster with his marriage to Elizabeth of York, often used a falcon symbol and it was said to be the favourite badge of Queen Elizabeth I. Depicts Jody Clarks interpretation of the Falcon of the Plantagenets emblem surrounded by a border inscribed with the title and the date. On the obverse of the coin we find Jody Clarks latest effigy of Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by the inscribed denomination and issuer. Presented in a custom box and a themed outer shipper adorned with the emblem. A certificate of authenticity is enclosed. 31.21 grams (1oz) of 0.999 silver. 5,650 (5,500 in this box). The item “The Queens Beasts Falcon of the Plantagenets UK One Ounce Silver Proof Coin” is in sale since Tuesday, April 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins\Coins\British\Proof Sets/Coins\2000s”. The seller is “minted-uk” and is located in Essex. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Year of Issue: 2019
- Number of Pieces: 5500
- Year: 2019