The tenth and final release in the sought after Queen’s Beasts series by The Royal Mint.
When Her Majesty The Queen was crowned in 1953, the entrance to Westminster Abbey was guarded by ten statues. The statues were the work of British sculptor James Woodford, and guarded the western annexe to Westminster Abbey: the coronation church of the British monarchy. Today, the almost two-metre high painted plaster figures are on display in the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa.
In heraldry, the greyhound is associated with qualities such as fitness and skill, as well as faithfulness and loyalty. Descendants of Edward III used the greyhound as a badge and it became closely associated with the House of Lancaster before passing to the Tudor family.
The tenth and final release of the Queen's Beast series features the White Greyhound of Richmond, commemorated in 2 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
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