5 pounds – The Falcon of the Plantagenets
66 years ago the country witnessed the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen. Standing guard outside Westminster Abbey were ten statues of heraldic beasts, imposing symbols of royal authority. The Queen’s Beasts Collection from The Royal Mint celebrates each of these creatures in turn. As we reach the midpoint in the series, we’re excited to present the Falcon of the Plantagenets, the latest coin to be released. Imposing and majestic, the use of the falcon in English heraldry originated with Edward III and would become closely associated with the House of York.