DRAGON Queen Beasts Coloured 2 Oz Silver Coin 5£ United Kingdom 2017

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This beautiful 2 Oz Silver coin features the battle standard of King Arthur, the incredible Dragon that appears on the national flag of Wales, holding the respective Coat of Arms. The coin has an incredible design, has a nice Relief and has a beautiful colour. Limited mintage of only 500 pieces worldwide!

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Specifications
Country United Kingdom
Year 2017
Face Value 5 Pounds
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 62.2 (2 oz)
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Quality BU - Brilliant Uncirculated
Mintage (pcs) 500
Certificate (COA) No
Presentation case (box) No
 
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Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (Royal Arms)
The Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, or the Royal Arms for short, is the official coat of arms of the British monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II. These arms are used by the Queen in her official capacity as monarch of the United Kingdom. Variants of the Royal Arms are used by other members of the Royal Family; and by the British government in connection with the administration and government of the country. In Scotland, there exists a separate version of the Royal Arms, a variant of which is used by the Scotland Office. In the standard variant used outside of Scotland, the shield is quartered, depicting in the first and fourth quarters the three passant guardant lions of England; in the second, the rampant lion and double tressure flory-counterflory of Scotland; and in the third, a harp for Ireland. The crest is a statant guardant lion wearing the St Edward's Crown, himself on another representation of that crown. The dexter supporter is a likewise crowned English lion; the sinister, a Scottish unicorn. According to legend a free unicorn was considered a very dangerous beast; therefore the heraldic unicorn is chained, as were both supporting unicorns in the Royal coat of arms of Scotland. In the greenery below, a thistle, Tudor Rose and shamrock are present, representing Scotland, England and Ireland respectively. The coat features both the motto of English monarchs, Dieu et mon droit (God and my right), and the motto of the Order of the Garter, Honi soit qui mal y pense (shame upon him who thinks evil of it) on a representation of the Garter behind the shield.

This coin is no longer legal tender because it is an adapted/altered version of an original “legal tender”, enhanced by a private Mint, which is not related in any way to The Royal Mint.

 
Design

The reverse of the coin depicts the famous four quarters of the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom. Each quarter depicts the Dragon of Wales. The Coat of Arms is held by the ancient mythical Dragon, considered an intelligent creature, signifying power and strength. All around the reverse, the inscriptions: “RED DRAGON OF WALES”, “2OZ” – the weight of the coin, “FINE SILVER 999.9” – the fineness of the Silver and “2017” – the year of issue. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “5 POUNDS” – the face value, “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen and “D·G·REG·F·D” – the latin acronym that stands for: Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensor.

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