Silver Two Ounces 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Proof, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Silver Two Ounces 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Proof, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinSilver Two Ounces 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 two ounce (2 oz) silver coins are denominated as Five Pounds (£5).

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 Mintage1,256
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Silver Two Ounces 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 · FID · DEF · 5 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 · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Silver Two Ounces 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 ·
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: in black presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Royal Mint Product code: UK23TYB2S.
Date of issue: 1 September 2022.
Limited Edition 1,250 (boxed). Maximum Coin Mintage: 1,256 .
Issue price: £185.00

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

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Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
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Silver Two Ounces 2017 Griffin of Edward III, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Unicorn of Scotland, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Black Bull of Clarence, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
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Silver Two Ounces 2019 Falcon of the Plantagenets, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Yale of Beaufort, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
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Silver Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - Elton John 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie 550 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Bond, James Bond 2,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 James Bond, Pay Attention 2,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 James Bond, Shaken not Stirred 2,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
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Silver Two Ounces 2020 White Horse of Hanover, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 The Three Graces 3,510 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Britannia, Premium Exclusive 560 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Britannia, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Lion of England, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Unicorn of Scotland, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Red Dragon of Wales, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Black Bull of Clarence, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Falcon of the Plantagenets, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Yale of Beaufort, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 White Lion of Mortimer, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 White Horse of Hanover, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Griffin of Edward III, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
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Silver Two Ounces 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Proof: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2023
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value5 (x Pound)
Total Mintage1,256
Mintage Limit1,256
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerDavid Lawrence
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass62.420 g
OCC IDNXYD-ONZC-XGVV-OVRB
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