2021 UK The Griffin of Edward III CERTIFIED BU £5
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2021 UK The Griffin of Edward III CERTIFIED BU £5

In 1953, during her Majesty the Queen’s coronation, Westminster Abbey was guarded by ten fantastical creatures – The Queen’s Beasts. These ten beasts are said to represent the genealogy of Queen Elizabeth II.

And in 2021, a £5 coin was released in The Royal Mint’s Queen’s Beasts series, making it the tenth and final beast to be released.

Designed by acclaimed Royal Mint engraver, Jody Clark, the reverse of this coin features the Griffin of Edward III.  

Combining the king of the beasts with the king of the air, the Griffin signifies courage, strength and guardianship.

What’s more, with its close association to Edward III, the Griffin’s coronation shield depicts Windsor Castle, where Edward founded the Order of the Garter in 1348 - making for a truly significant addition to any royal collection.

As the tenth coin in the series, the Griffin now completes the line-up as all ten beasts stand together at last.

Secure yours today in Superior Collector Quality

This UK £5 coin has been struck to superior Brilliant Uncirculated Quality and protectively encapsulated and certified by Change Checker guaranteeing its superior quality.

Celebrate the reign of Her Majesty and secure your 2021 UK Griffin of Edward III £5 today!

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Order Ref 185/494T/0


  • Country of Issue: United Kingdom
  • Year of Issue: 2021
  • Denomination: £5
  • Metal: Cupro-Nickel
  • Weight: 28.28g
  • Diameter: 38.61mm
  • Reverse: Jody Clark
  • Obverse: Jody Clark
  • Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.