DRAGON Queen Beasts Gilded 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 selective Gold Plating. 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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Welsh Dragon
The Welsh Dragon appears on the national flag of Wales. The oldest recorded use of the dragon to symbolise Wales is in the Historia Brittonum, written around AD 829, but it is popularly supposed to have been the battle standard of King Arthur and other ancient Celtic leaders. Its association with these leaders along with other evidence from archaeology, literature, and documentary history led many to suppose that it evolved from an earlier Romano-British national symbol. During the reigns of the Tudor monarchs, the red dragon was used as a supporter in the English Crown's coat of arms (one of two supporters, along with the traditional English lion). The red dragon is often seen as symbolising all things Welsh, and is used by many public and private institutions. These include the Welsh Government, Visit Wales, the dragon's tongue is in use with the Welsh Language Society and numerous local authorities including Blaenau Gwent, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, and sports bodies, including the Sport Wales National Centre, the Football Association of Wales, Wrexham A.F.C., Newport Gwent Dragons, and London Welsh RFC.

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.

 
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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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