The heraldic creatures symbolized the various strands of royal ancestry brought together in a young woman about to be crowned queen. Each proud beast, used as a heraldic badge by generations that went before her, was inspired by the Kings Beasts of Henry VIII that still line the bridge over the moat at his Hampton Court Palace.
Today, The Queens Beasts can be found at the Canadian Museum of History in Quebec, while Portland stone replicas, also carved by James Woodford, watch over Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom. But these mythical, ancient creatures lions, griffin, falcon, bull, yale, greyhound, dragon, unicorn and horse have gone on to inspire the highly-praised new talent, Royal Mint Coin Designer Jody Clark. The item "2016-2019 Great Britain 7-Coin 1/4 oz Gold Queen's Beasts Set SKU#187821" is in sale since Monday, May 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins". The seller is "apmex" and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.This item can be shipped worldwide.