2oz Silver Queen’s Beast White Greyhound of Richmond

£70.28

Available on back-order

Description

Manufacturer: ROYAL MINT

Weight: 62.42g

fineness: 999.0

Dimensions: 38.61mm x 6mm

 

The White Greyhound of Richmond is the 10th and final release in the hugely popular series of the ten Queens Beasts. The White Greyhound was favoured by the Duke of Lancaster and Earl of Richmond, who was the father of Henry IV. The Greyhound represents honour and showed links with the north of England and with the Celtic Britons. The coin image, as in the original statue, bears a shield with the Tudor Rose topped by a Royal Crown.

The Original 10 statues, sculptured by James Woodford in 1953, stood guard to Her Majesty The Queen’s Coronation. These statues are now housed in Quebec, Canada at the Canadian Museum of History. Stone replicas can be found in Kew Gardens, London.