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2018 United Kingdom Dragon of Wales Quarter Ounce Gold Proof Coin

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Introducing the brand new United Kingdom Gold Coin

With all the understandable excitement in 2017 surrounding the 200th Anniversary of the Gold Sovereign and the significant sell-out achievements of these releases, another United Kingdom collecting triumph remained in the shadows somewhat.

Last year saw the release by the Royal Mint of two Quarter Ounce Gold Proof Coins commemorating the Queen’s Beasts. Unlike the Sovereign, these coins were struck in 24 Carat Gold, rather than 22 Carat Gold.  Both coins sold out almost immediately at the Royal Mint – instantly becoming two of the most coveted issues of recent years.

Many collectors were left disappointed.

New year release – already SOLD OUT

With that in mind, it is with a real sense of excitement that I am writing to you today.  A new United Kingdom gold quarter ounce coin has been launched by the Royal Mint – celebrating the next of the Queen’s Beasts. Featuring the iconic Dragon of Wales, the new quarter ounce coin has been struck in a quarter ounce of pure 24 Carat Gold – purer than the Sovereign. 

Not surprisingly, the coin has already SOLD OUT at the Mint, within a matter of just days of its launch, following on from the success achieved with the first two releases from 2017.

The Dragon of Wales

Let me tell you a little more about this coin – and how Harrington & Byrne has been able to once again secure an exclusive allocation of this must-have United Kingdom issue.

The Dragon of Wales is one of the ten heraldic Queen’s Beasts. The Queen’s Beasts featured prominently at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, a striking line-up of statues that acted as a reminder of the centuries of tradition that went before her. Now, in the year that we celebrate her Coronation Jubilee – the 65th Anniversary of her Coronation at Westminster Abbey - a brand new limited-edition coin has been designed by Jody Clark celebrating one of these beasts – the Dragon of Wales.

24 Carat Gold – rapid sell out

The Dragon of Wales coin is struck in a quarter ounce of fine 24 Carat Gold – purer than the UK Sovereign, which is minted in just 22 Carat Gold - and to a peerless proof finish by the mastercraftsmen of the Royal Mint. The coin is also housed within an official Royal Mint Presentation Case and comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

This certificate attests to the overall mintage that has been set at just 1,500 coins worldwide. A tiny mintage for a United Kingdom Quarter Ounce Gold coin. This has been underlined by the fact that the coin sold out at the Royal Mint within a matter of days.

This demand was a result of the purity and small mintage – and also due to the phenomenal success achieved with the first two coins issued in 2017. The new Dragon of Wales coin has performed just as well and is sure to only grow in demand, especially as many collectors have already missed out on it.

Exclusive allocation secured

However, as a collector with Harrington & Byrne, you remain in an enviable position to be able to still secure this coin. Before the sell-out was achieved at the Royal Mint, I was able to secure an exclusive allocation of this hard-to-find Quarter Ounce United Kingdom Gold Coin. But with over 50% of our allocation sold within a week, our allocation will also be gone very soon.

Therefore, with this extremely limited supply at Harrington & Byrne for this sold out 2018 Gold Proof Coin release, I highly recommend an immediate an exclusive allocation of this must-have United Kingdom issue.

Key Issue Information:

  • Brand new United Kingdom gold coin released by the Royal Mint
  • The new coin from the Royal Mint celebrates the iconic Red Dragon of Wales – one of the ten ‘Queen’s Beasts’ and follows the sell-out Lion of
    England and Unicorn of Scotland issued last year.
  • Struck in a quarter ounce of 24 Carat Gold, the brand-new coin is struck to an immaculate proof finish
  • Limited to just 1,500 coins worldwide – the coin has already SOLD OUT at the Royal Mint within days of the official launch. Limited stock available
  • Housed in official Royal Mint Presentation Case with numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Metal: 999.9/1000 Gold

Year of issue: 2018

Edition Limit: 1,500

Diameter: 22.00mm

Weight: 7.8g

Finish: Proof

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II

Reverse: Dragon of Wales

Country of issue: United Kingdom


Delivery via Royal Mail

Estimated Delivery Time: 7-10 Working Days

Delivery available throughout the United Kingdom


Availability: In stock

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