This platinum Queen’s Beasts coin features a majestic horse rearing on its hind legs over a heraldic shield on the obverse side. This noble beast represents the noble family of Hanover, part of Queen Elizabeth’s ancestral line since the ascension of King George I in 1714. The shield is divided into quarters, showing the leopards of England and the lion of Scotland in the first quarter and the fleur-de-lis of France in the second. The third quarter shows the harp of Ireland, a British territory at the time, while the fourth shows the arms of Hanover. This shield represents the empire under King George I’s rule (the British crown persisted in its claim to the French throne until 1801.)
King George I’s descendant, Queen Elizabeth II, is shown at age 89 on the obverse side of this coin in side profile. The coin’s nominal face value of £100 is also shown.
The 1 oz platinum White Horse coin is struck in one troy ounce of 0.9995 fine platinum and is the ninth coin in the Queen’s Beasts series.
About the Queen’s Beasts series
The coin is part of the Queen’s Beasts series, with a coin for each of the ten beasts that stood guard in statue form at Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953. Each of the beasts, several of which are from myth and folklore, bears a heraldic shield or symbol from the Queen’s lineage. In 2021, an eleventh coin called the Completer Coin was struck, detailing all ten beasts on the same coin. A few coins in this wildly popular series are still available for sale.
The Royal Mint was founded in 886, making it the second-oldest mint globally, and this series offers a detailed exploration through many centuries of British history.
*We pack individual coins in plastic sleeves for protection before shipping. If you order 10+ of the same coin, we’ll secure them in protective tubes before shipping.
- Issued by the second-oldest mint in the world, founded in 886
- A high-quality coin struck in one troy ounce of 0.9995 fine platinum
- A beautiful design showing the White Horse of Hanover and heraldic shield
- The coin takes us back through centuries of history, starting with King George I’s ascension in 1714 up to the present day