The Yale of Beaufort Takes its Place Alongside the Beasts of Heraldry

After the success of the five coins released to date, the sixth coin in The Queen’s Beasts Collection features the mythical Yale of Beaufort.

The yale is a symbolic and prestigious beast described in ancient times as the size of a hippopotamus with the tail of an elephant, the jaws of a boar and of a black or tawny colour. It follows the Red Dragon of Wales and the Black Bull of Clarence, which were released in 2018, the year of the 65th anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen. It descends to The Queen through Henry VII, who inherited it from his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, the matriarch of the Tudor dynasty.


The Queen’s Beasts The Yale of Beaufort 2019 UK One Ounce Silver Proof Coin

Specification Value
Denomination £2
Maximum Coin Mintage 4360
Alloy 999 Fine Silver
Weight 31.21 g
Diameter 38.61mm
Specification Value
Reverse Designer Jody Clark
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2019
Pure Metal Type Silver
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