NGC Featured Registry Set: Tudor Beasts

Posted on 5/16/2023

This month, we feature a fierce set that belongs to CKWONG.

For May, we present a fierce NGC Registry set with majestic beasts and mythical figures. Whimsical in nature and steeped in centuries of British history, the Great Britain Tudor Beasts, 2022-Date, Complete (No Gold) set is not to be missed. Currently sitting comfortably in first place with almost 12,000 points is CKWONG’s set. These silver coins depict the magnificent Tudor beasts, which gained prominence during the Tudor reign of Henry VIII in the 1500s. Henry VIII built a commanding line of statues at the new Moat Bridge to wow his visitors and most likely to remind them of his authority.

Great Britain 2022 5 oz S£10
Tudor Beasts
Lion of England
NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo

The eventual remodeling of the palace included filling the moat, and sadly, Henry’s beasts were sacrificed in the process. In 1909, excavation of the site revealed the beasts were too far gone for repairs to occur, but a London artist, George Wilson, recreated the beasts in their full splendor. Fast forward to the present and experienced collection artist, David Lawrence, recreated the magnificent beasts in coin designs for the Royal Mint.

With names like Lion of England, Seymour Panther and Yale of Beaufort, it's more than worth taking a moment to check out the characters and artistry celebrated with these coins. CKWONG's set is 85% complete and boasts Top Pop for the majority of his coins; be sure to check out his 100% complete photo gallery.

Great Britain 2023 S£2
Tudor Beasts
Yale of Beaufort
NGC PF 70 Ultra Cameo

Thank you, CKWONG, for sharing this lovely collection for all the NGC collecting community to enjoy. We look forward to seeing what beasts arrive next in your assembly!

The NGC Registry is a free online platform where collectors register and display their certified coins and can compete against other collectors around the world for recognition and prizes. The NGC Registry continues to be the world’s most comprehensive online coin collecting platform thanks to you, our valued collectors. This popular resource now boasts nearly 31,000 users, 302,000+ registered sets and nearly 1.7 million registered coins. In January of 2023, we awarded more than $35,000 in prizes — the highest prize value awarded yet! Get ready for the 2023 awards. Check out the 2023 award details here.

Would you like your set to be featured in a future article? 100% completion in a set is not always feasible. Perhaps, we will choose someone whose set has a personal story behind it or some interesting historical facts. We are looking for those sets where someone has taken the time to make the set unique and a reflection of his/her personal collecting style. It may be your set! Stay tuned.

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Source: The Royal Mint.

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