Gold Ounce 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Proof, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Proof, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Ounce 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Proof

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The one ounce (1 oz) gold coins are denominated as One Hundred Pounds (£100).

The coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at bullion investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art. The coins are typically "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with smaller denominations with the same reverse designs.

This coin type is the third out of ten designs from the Royal Tudor Beasts Collection - coins depicting heraldic animals representing the Medieval Tudor dynasty which ruled England between 1485 and 1603.

The Moat Bridge, the main entrance to Hampton Court Palace built by King Henry VIII, is adorned by ten stone guardians. Each fearsome Royal Beast holds historic meaning and the ten figures evenly represent Henry VIII and his third wife, Jane Seymour. These regal protectors provided the inspiration for The Royal Tudor Beasts Collection from The Royal Mint. This release focuses on the weird and wonderful Yale of Beaufort. This mythical creature inspires awe in all who approach the palace, with its goat or antelope-like body, the fierce tusks of a boar, a lion’s tail and large horns that swivel in any direction to defend against attacks from all quarters.

The yale first appeared as a symbol supporting the Arms of John, Duke of Bedford and Earl of Kendal (one of King Henry VI’s sons). His earldom of Kendal and dukedom of Somerset were granted in 1443 to his cousin Sir John Beaufort (Henry VII’s grandfather), who took the "Eagle" and Bedford "Yale" as supporters. On choosing the yale as a Royal Beast, Henry VIII sought to add credibility to his position on the throne by emphasising his family connection to the powerful Beaufort family. The yale is also linked to the title of Somerset, which Jane Seymour’s brother Edward held as Duke. It is thought that Henry VIII also chose the yale as a Queen’s Beast to honour her brother.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage410
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Ounce 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Proof - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Ounce 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Proof - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin show at its centre the Yale of Beaufort - a mythical beast with a white goat-like or antelope body spotted with gold, four legs, the gilded tusks of a boar, a lion’s tail and large horns that "swivel in any direction" to counterattack from all quarters. The beast wears a crown around its neck, to which a chain is attached. It supports a shield with the bearing The Queen’s "Coat of Augmentation", which Henry VIII granted to Jane Seymour - featuring the three lions of England at centre, with three fleurs-de-lis one each side.

Around above, the inscription YALE OF BEAUFORT. Around below, · 2023 ·.

The designer's signature D.L (for David Lawrence) is below left, next to the base of the shield.

Reverse Inscription YALE OF BEAUFORT · 2023 ·
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Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: in mahogany presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Royal Mint Product code: UK23TYBGP.
Date of issue: 1 September 2022.
Limited Edition 400 (boxed). Maximum Coin Mintage: 410.
Issue price: £2,625.00

See also

Royal Tudor Beasts - The Yale of Beaufort design was issued in a variety of formats:
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, The Yale of Beaufort
- 5 oz Gold Proof, The Yale of Beaufort
- 2 oz Gold Proof, The Yale of Beaufort
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, The Yale of Beaufort
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Yale of Beaufort
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion, The Yale of Beaufort
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, The Yale of Beaufort
- 1 kg Silver Proof, The Yale of Beaufort
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, The Yale of Beaufort
- 10 oz Silver Proof, The Yale of Beaufort
- 5 oz Silver Proof, The Yale of Beaufort
- 2 oz Silver Bullion, The Yale of Beaufort
- 2 oz Silver Proof, The Yale of Beaufort
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Yale of Beaufort
- £5 CuproNickel, Brilliant Uncirculated, The Yale of Beaufort

Showing 20 from a total of 120 coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Ounce 2021 Robin Hood unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Gold Standard unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Mahatma Gandhi 185 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Britannia, Proof 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Royal Arms unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 The Seymour Panther, Proof 560 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 The Lion of England, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 The Lion of England, Proof 410 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Peter Rabbit 130 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Robin Hood - Maid Marian unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Robin Hood - Little John unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King Henry VII 610 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King James I 610 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King George I 610 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Ounce 2022 City Views - London 310 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Proof 410 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
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Gold Ounce 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Proof: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value100 (x Pound)
Total Mintage410
Mintage Limit410
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerDavid Lawrence
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.690 mm
Mass31.210 g
OCC IDBVYX-OWRC-BYRK-EJZN
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