Year:2017 Grade:Brilliant Unc Denomination:100 Pounds Metal Content:1 troy oz gold Purity. 9999 Thickness:2.7 mm Diameter:32.69 mm The griffin of Edward III Queen's Beast is an ancient mythical beast. It was considered a beneficent creature, signifying courage and strength combined with guardianship, vigilance, swiftness and keen vision. It was closely associated with Edward III who engraved it on his private seal. The shield shows the Round Tower of Windsor Castle, where Edward III was born, with the Royal Standard flying from the turret, enclosed by two branches of oak surmounted by the royal crown.
The griffin is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet. Because the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The griffin was also thought of as king of all creatures.Griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions. Obverse: Displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 100 pounds.
Reverse: Features a majestic griffin clutching a shield with it claws as its wings spread to the sky. The metal weight, purity and year are listed around the rim.
Sovereign coin backed by the British government. The item "1 oz Gold Great Britain Griffin Queens Beast Queen Beast Gold Griffin Rare" is in sale since Friday, January 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Other Coins & Paper Money". The seller is "truel-joshu" and is located in Columbia, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.