The White Greyhound of Richmond was often used by King Henry VII in his badges and Royal Standards. The greyhound was passed down to Henry VII through his father, Edmund Tudor, who served as the Earl of Richmond. Residents of Northern England favored the white greyhound and it came to be associated with the Honour of Richmond. As such, when King Henry VII came to the throne in 1485 and established the Tudor Dynasty, he brought the White Greyhound of Richmond with him in various symbols.
Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse side of 2021 1 oz British Gold Queens Beast White Greyhound Coins. Her Majesty is shown here in right-profile relief in the definitive fifth-generation portrait during her reign.
The White Greyhound of Richmond is shown in the reverse design element of 2021 British Gold Queens Beast White Greyhound Coins. The hound is featured seated on its hind legs with its forepaws up and dangling over the front of a Tudor shield. The crowned shield features a Tudor rose in the center and, in original artwork, is split vertically down the center into white and green halves.