1000 Pounds - Elizabeth II Griffin of Edward III; Gold Proof

1000 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Griffin of Edward III; Gold Proof) -  obverse1000 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Griffin of Edward III; Gold Proof) -  reverse

© The Royal Mint, 2021

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2021
Value 1000 Pounds (1000)
Currency Queen's Beasts series (2016-date)
Composition Gold (.9999)
Weight 1 005 g
Diameter 100 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 268790
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Sp# QCI10
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Series: The Queen's Beasts

Obverse

Fifth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, legend around.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II·D·G·REG·F·D·1000 POUNDS·
J.C

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Reverse

Image of a Griffin (body of a lion, wings and head of an eagle) dividing date, over a shield of the House of Windsor, legend around.

Lettering:
· 2021 ·
GRIFFIN OF EDWARD III
JC

Engraver: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The tenth and final design in The Queen's Beast series which began in 2016, there are 10 Beasts in total which are a representation of the statues that stood in Westminster Abbey on the Queen's Coronation in 1953. The statues are now on display in the Canadian Museum of History.

For the Griffin of Edward III there were 14 different issues of varying metals, denominations and years of issue, which all share Jody Clark's design. Issue Limit: 13

 ©The Royal Mint, 2021

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2021  Proof

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