Tudor Beasts

Launching in 2021, the British Royal Mint have announced their next exciting line of commemorative gold, silver, and platinum coins. Check back soon for the first of several releases.

Anyone entering Hampton Court Palace through the Great Gatehouse must first cross the Moat Bridge, their progress flanked by majestic royal beasts on both sides. This grand entry has been taken with trepidation since the sixteenth century, when Henry VIII had these royal beasts created to mark his marriage to Jane Seymour and reinforce his right to rule.

Many centuries on, we are excited to announce The Royal Tudor Beasts Collection, which celebrates these heraldic beasts, starting with the Seymour Panther, and tells the story of this royal dynasty’s inexorable rise.