The Red Dragon of Wales is third in the Queen’s Beast Series. The Red Dragon badge was used by Owen Tudor, a Welsh courtier who married the widow of King Henry V. The grandson of Owen Tudor was Henry VII who used the Red Dragon of Wales in his Royal Arms and launched the House of Tudor to the monarchy of Britain.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz British Platinum Queen’s Beast Red Dragon Coin is the image of the Red Dragon. The dragon itself is featured behind the shield, which has four separate quadrants. In each of those quadrants, you’ll find the image of a Lion of England.
The obverse of all British Platinum Queen’s Beast Dragon Coin features the latest right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is captured on the obverse of all British coins. This design was created in 2015 by Jody Clark, a Royal Mint Engraver. Clark’s design is the fifth-generation effigy of Her Majesty and replaces the fourth-generation design from Ian Rank-Broadley that was in use from 1998 to 2015.