2018 Queen Elizabeth II 'Red Dragon of Wales' 1/4oz 999.9 Gold Proof Coin
2018 Queen Elizabeth II 'Red Dragon of Wales' 1/4oz 999.9 Gold Proof Coin - Box / COA
The red dragon was a badge used by Owen Tudor, after the story of the dragon on Llewelyn the Last's castle grounds. His grandson, Henry VII, took it as a token of his supposed descent from Cadwaladr, the last of the line of Maelgwn. The beast holds a shield bearing a lion in each quarter; this was the coat of arms of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the last native Prince of Wales.
Throughout The Queen's Beasts Collection, the quarter ounce gold edition has proven to be particularly popular. Finished to Proof standard, the coin is an exemplar of the world-renowned precision and attention to detail for which The Royal Mint is known.
Alloy 999.9 fine gold
Reverse Designer Jody Clark
Obverse Designer Jody Clark