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Explore the New Tudor Beasts Series from the Royal Mint

Shop the Royal Mint Tudor Beasts series, England’s latest collection of silver and gold coins celebrating the rich history of the monarchy. Unlike the previous Queen’s Beasts Series (2016-2021), the all-new Tudor Beasts Series shines a spotlight on the infamous Tudor dynasty, which reigned over England from 1485 to 1603. Featuring some of the most renowned monarchs in British history, this series offers a captivating glimpse into the Tudor era.

Packaging Options for Tudor Beasts Gold Coins

Similar to its predecessor, the Tudor Beasts Series offers familiar packaging options for both BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) and Proof designs:

  • BU Gold Tudor Beasts: Available in 1 oz and 1/4 oz options. The 1 oz coins are individually housed in plastic flips, with multiples in acrylic tubes of 10 and Monster Boxes of 100 coins. The 1/4 oz coins are also individually packaged in flips, with tubes of 25 coins and Monster Boxes of 500 coins.
  • Proof Gold Tudor Beasts: Each coin is encapsulated and presented in elegant wooden boxes within themed outer shippers. They come with a Certificate of Authenticity, adding prestige to these collector’s items.

Detailed Designs of the Tudor Beasts Series

Explore the intricacies of each design in the Tudor Beasts Series, inspired by the stone statues at Moat Bridge, the entrance to Hampton Court, where Tudor monarchs held court:

  • Seymour Panther: Commemorates Jane Seymour, the third wife of King Henry VIII, showcasing a panther with flames and the Seymour Wings.
  • Lion of England: Features the crowned lion seated behind shields bearing King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour’s impaled arms.
  • Yale of Beaufort: Depicts the Yale of Beaufort supporting Jane Seymour’s Arms, symbolizing her status as Queen.
  • Bull of Clarence: Includes the Tudor Rose and represents the Black Bull of Clarence from the House of York.
  • Seymour Unicorn: Given to Jane Seymour by King Henry VIII, symbolizing purity and grace.

Monarch Portraits and Evolution

Observe the evolution of obverse designs throughout the Tudor Beasts Series, reflecting changes in monarchs:

  • 2022-2023: Featured Jody Clark’s right-profile bust of Queen Elizabeth II with the George IV State Diadem crown.
  • 2023-current: Displays King Charles III in a left-profile bust by Martin Jennings, starting with the Bull of Clarence issue.

Order and Selection of Tudor Beast Issues

The Royal Mint has released initial designs in varying orders within the BU and Proof collections:

  • Proof Series Order: Seymour Panther, Lion of England, Yale of Beaufort, Bull of Clarence, Seymour Unicorn.
  • BU Series Order: Lion of England, Yale of Beaufort, Greyhound of Richmond, Tudor Dragon, Seymour Unicorn, and more.

Historical Context of the Tudor Dynasty

The Tudor Dynasty began with King Henry VII in 1485, ending the Wars of the Roses by defeating King Richard III. Henry VII’s marriage to Elizabeth of York aimed to unite the warring Houses of York and Lancaster, setting the stage for the illustrious reigns of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I.