Each coin contains 1/4 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition. The White Horse of Hanover came to the Royal Arms of England in 1714 when the Elector George of Hanover ascended to the throne as the second cousin of the deceased Queen Anne. George was the grandson of Elizabeth Stuart, who was herself the sister of King Charles I of England and was the next Protestant in line to the throne when Queen Anne died. All coins are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The Act of Settlement paved the way for Elector George of Hanover to become the next King of England when Queen Anne died. Seeking to keep Protestants on the thrones of England and Ireland, the Act of Settlement dictated that upon the death of a monarch the crown must pass to the next eligible Protestant in line for the throne, rather than simply to the next eligible individual.
On the obverse face of 2020 1/4 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast White Horse Coins is a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty features here in the fifth-generation effigy during her record-breaking reign as Queen of England. The Queen is shown in right-profile relief with the George IV State Diadem Crown upon her head.
The reverse side of 2020 British Gold Queen’s Beast White Horse Coins includes the White Horse of Hanover supporting the shield that makes up the Royal Arms of England during the reign of King George I. His Majesty’s Royal Arms included the Three Lions of England and Lion of Scotland together in the upper-left quadrant following the Acts of Union 1707 that merged the two kingdoms. The upper-right maintains the French fleur de lis as a symbol of the English monarch’s claim to the French throne. The lower-left features the Harp of Ireland, and the lower-right the Arms of Hanover depicted the claims of the Elector of Hanover.