Capturing the majesty of one of the foremost beasts of English heraldry, this 38.61mm British legal tender £5 honours the Griffin of King Edward III.

Part lion, part eagle, the griffin combines the courage of the king of beasts and the air, to create a creature more powerful than either. In heraldry, the griffin is a sentinel, often standing guard on roofs and doors, and is a guardian of sacred objects and a talisman against evil. First used as a royal beast by Edward III, the epitome of medieval kingship, the griffin’s coronation shield depicts Windsor Castle, where Edward founded the Order of the Garter in 1348.

The final chapter of the Royal Mint’s much-admired Queen’s Beasts Series, secure this eye-catching coin today – click add to cart now!


SKU 5910
Brand Royal Mint

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