OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--(Marketwired - November 14, 2016) - The Griffin of Edward III is the second beast to be featured in the 10-coin series from The Royal Mint. Jody Clark, acclaimed coin designer for The Royal Mint, is the talent behind the Queen's Beasts series. His inspiration came from sculptor James Woodford's work of the Queen's Beasts that stood guard at Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's coronation ceremony in 1953. Today, these sculptures can be found at the Canadian Museum of History in Quebec.
Well beyond the 1953 coronation, there is much history associated with the Queen's Beasts and British rulers. For example, the griffin, the second in this coin series, signifies strength and courage and was found on the private seal of Edward III, who ruled from 1327-1377.
The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, also designed by Jody Clark. The reverse displays a majestic griffin as well as the metal weight, purity and year. This design comes in two different sizes. The Gold is struck as a 1 oz coin and the Silver Queen's Beasts is struck as a 2 oz coin.
These Gold and Silver coins are available now to order at APMEX! The expected shipping date for these coins will be December 9. There are eight more coins in this series, including the unicorn of Scotland, red dragon of Wales, white lion of Mortimer and Yale of Beaufort. Add these striking coins to your collection today and keep up with the entire series from The Royal Mint and APMEX.
About APMEX, Inc.
For more than 15 years, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers. Boasting over $7.75 billion in transactions, APMEX was recently ranked the #1 Specialty E-Retailer and #42 out of 500 e-retailers by Internet Retailer Magazine. APMEX has the largest selection of bullion and numismatic items provided by a retailer, boasting more than 10,000 products. Product offerings include all U.S. Mint bullion such as Gold, Silver and Platinum American Eagle coins. APMEX also sells products from leading mints around the world including The Royal Mint, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint and many others. APMEX is a member of the American Numismatic Association, the International Precious Metals Institute and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. For additional information, visit www.APMEX.com or call (800) 375-9006.