Few British dynasties have garnered the attention and generated the intrigue of the House of Tudor. Controlling the crown of England from the late 15th century to the early 17th century, the founding of the Tudor Dynasty brought an end to the Wars of the Roses, brought about the chaotic reign of Henry VIII, and also led to a brilliant period of growth under Queen Elizabeth I. The new Tudor Beasts Series from the Royal Mint of England celebrates the heraldic beasts of this renowned dynasty.
On the reverse side of the first coin in the series, you will find the image of the Seymour Panther. Gifted to Jane Seymour by King Henry VIII when the two were wed in 1536. Henry VIII chose the panther from the catalog of heraldic beasts to gift to Jane Seymour, but in a weird twist, he chose the leopard of his previous wife, Anne Boleyn. The King and Jane Seymour married shortly after Anne Boleyn’s execution, and to save time and money, Henry VIII had Anne’s leopard altered to reflect a panther to give to Jane Seymour. Known as the Seymour Panther, the beast is seated and has flames coming from its ears and mouth. The panther supports a shield with the Seymour Wings. These wings are joined at the center with the wingtips pointed downward. Inscriptions read SEYMOUR PANTHER and 2022.
The series of gold bullion proofs in the Tudor Beasts Series features 1 Kilo and 5 oz gold, with Provident Metals offering you the 1 oz gold coin as the only option in our catalog. Each coin comes with a capsule, a wooden presentation box, and a Certificate of Authenticity from the Royal Mint. As proof coins, these releases will have limited mintage figures for each design release.
Henry Tudor, head of the House of Lancaster, formed the House of Tudor when he ascended the throne following his victory over King Richard III of the House of York at the Battle of Bosworth. Henry ruled as King Henry VII, but it was the next two generations of his line that would leave an indelible mark on the kingdom. King Henry VIII was known as a tyrannical ruler with a temper, evidenced by his six marriages and the execution of two of his wives. Three of Henry VIII’s children went on to rule the empire after his death. His only son, King Edward VI, ascended the throne at a young age and ruled for just six years. Henry VIII’s eldest child and daughter, Mary, ruled as Queen Mary I and attempted to bring the empire back toward Rome. Her reign lasted just five years and was followed by one of England’s first Golden Ages. Mary and Edward’s half-sister, Elizabeth, the daughter of Anne Boleyn, rose to the throne in 1558. Elizabeth II reigned longer than any other Tudor monarch and ushered in a Golden Age for the kingdom as she reigned until her death in 1603.
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