1/4oz Gold Dragon Queens Beast
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Gold ¼ oz Dragon Beast Coin
This 2017 coin is another addition to the Queen’s Beast series issued by The Royal Mint to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II surpassing Queen Victoria as our longest reigning Monarch.
This is a bullion finish coin, issued by the Royal Mint. Coins will be packaged loose for small quantities and orders of 25 or more may come in Royal Mint tubes.
If you’d like to further protect your coins, we offer coin capsules which fit perfectly.
Struck in ¼ oz of fine (999.9) gold and with a face value of £25, this is the third release based on the set of 10 beasts sculpted by James Woodford RA for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
The obverse of this coin contains the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.
The reverse of this 2017 coin contains the Jody Clark designed Celtic dragon. It’s quite unusual for the Royal Mint to commission the same designer for both sides of a coin, but they’ve been rewarded with their faith in Jody Clark for the entire Queens Beasts series, with a wonderful feeling of consistency with the coins.
The dragon is said to represent sovereignty and power.
Our expert opinion
The queen’s beasts 1oz coins proved very popular with their combination of investment and collectible appeal. The quarter ounce versions are delightful as they are just miniature versions of the larger coins with lovely detail of the heraldic beasts. Being smaller makes the coin affordable to more people, and it offers a direct alternative to the ever-popular gold Sovereign coins which weigh near to a quarter ounce.
Their diminutive size lends itself to flexibility, granting the owner the choice to sell small parts of their holding rather than be stuck with one large piece of gold. Demand for the coin is high from those motivated to own all ten of the Queen’s Beasts coins and we’d expect values of the Dragon beasts to increase quicker than for standard coins. As the years pass, the coins will become scarce and therefore rarer.
The coins are struck to bullion to quality, ensuring a shiny finish without the additional cost of a proof finish. The face value of the coin is essential in its appeal to the investment community. This qualifies the coin as legal tender in the UK, and as such, any profits gained from selling the coin are deemed tax free.
Orders are delivered free of charge within the UK only.
Delivery is in non-branded tamper proof packaging by Royal Mail Special Delivery and is fully insured. Delivery usually takes place before 1pm on the day following despatch, but some areas may run over this timeframe.
Maximum value per parcel is £50,000, so larger orders will be sent in multiple installments.
When placing your order, the delivery address needs to match the registered address of the buyer.
You’ll receive a despatch email with a tracking link once the goods are sent so you can see the status of the delivery and location of the parcel.
In the event that no-one is in to receive the delivery, you’ll be left a red card confirming attempted delivery, with confirmation on the Royal Mail tracking page. You then have the choice of arranging redelivery or picking up the parcel from your nearest sorting office.
If you request storage for your order, your goods will be sent free of charge to the storage vaults.
All gold & silver orders are stored at Loomis International in the UK and held on a fully allocated and segregated basis.
Storage fees are 1%+VAT/year for gold and 1.5%+VAT/year for silver, subject to minimum charges.
Please see further details of storage fees and minimum charges on our Storage & Delivery page.
Storage is charged at point of purchase by selecting ‘Buy with Storage’ to the next semi-annual pay date. Semi-annual storage dates are 15 March and 15 September each year and are subject to minimum charges for the period.
A recurring storage fee will be taken from your card at each semi-annual storage date.
You can opt to have your goods delivered at any time, subject to delivery charges of £25 +0.25% of the metal value.