The Tudor Beasts were created during the reign of Henry VIII to legitimize the Tudor dynasty through the symbolic traits carried by each of the ten distinct beasts. Five of the beasts belonged to the King and the other five to the Queen. The Tudor Beasts bullion series features one of each of the ten heraldic beasts. The collection began with the Lion of England. The second release features the Yale of Beaufort (designed by David Lawrence). Each release has a limited mintage and comes with the Royal Mint’s bullion standard finish.
The Yale of Beaufort symbolized Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of king Henry VII.
ABOUT THE ROYAL MINT
The Royal Mint is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most prestigious and highly acclaimed mints, with a history of over 1100 years in precious metals and currency coinage. The Royal Mint produces original coin collections, investments grade bullion, as well as currency for over 60 countries, including the British government. Popular series from The Royal Mint include Britannia products, Queen’s Beast, British Music Legends, and Myths and Legends.