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Yale of Beaufort - Queen's Beasts

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This was always going to be a challenging design given the nature of the beast (so to speak). Personally I think the end result is pretty unattractive as a coin if only because the creature itself is pretty hideous. I'll get one for completeness at least but not for aesthetics.

That said, the least attractive coin in a series will often undersell and end up being worth more long-term due to supply and demand as people in future try to put together sets.

BTW here's the gold version:

https://www.lpm.hk/2019-1-oz-uk-the-queen-s-beasts-the-yale-of-beaufort-9999-gold-bullion-coin.html

 

Gold Queen's Beasts 7 Yale 1oz image.jpg

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Just now, Gildeon said:

Seems to suffer from some kind of dermatic condition! 

Other than that not very pretty but in alignment with the general style of the series. Much more than the falcon at least. 

I was just thinking that beast must have a terrible disease. 😆

 

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48 minutes ago, Oldun said:

Coming out March I think but others may know more than I

Anybody know? I've still to pick up the falcon and have been waiting for a drop in gold spot, don't want to get caught on the the inevitably price bump. 

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Might as well learn some history while looking or collecting...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Queen's_Beasts

of BeaufortEdit

Beaufort Portcullis Badge of the Tudors.svg

The Yale was a mythical beast, supposedly white and covered with gold spots and able to swivel each of its horns independently. It descends to the Queen through Henry VII, who inherited it from his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort. The shield shows a portcullis surmounted by a royal crown. The portcullis (uncrowned) was a Beaufort badge, but was used both crowned and uncrowned by Henry VII.[14]

 


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1 minute ago, MHoppy said:

Anybody know? I've still to pick the falcon and have been waiting for a drop in gold spot, don't want to get caught on the the inevitably price bump. 

Pretty sure it is March ;)

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8 minutes ago, Oldun said:

Might as well learn some history while looking or collecting...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Queen's_Beasts

of BeaufortEdit

Beaufort Portcullis Badge of the Tudors.svg

The Yale was a mythical beast, supposedly white and covered with gold spots and able to swivel each of its horns independently. It descends to the Queen through Henry VII, who inherited it from his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort. The shield shows a portcullis surmounted by a royal crown. The portcullis (uncrowned) was a Beaufort badge, but was used both crowned and uncrowned by Henry VII.[14]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yale_(mythical_creature)

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Also regarding the spots, it seems like when used in heraldry the spots are very common.  This image below is similar to the design used on the coin, and the reference page has a good amount of interesting history as well:

https://www.sarahsawyer.com/2012/01/mythic-creature-the-yale/

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