The Welsh Dragon 1 oz Copper Round | World of Dragons Series
The final mintage for this release is 30,000.
Dragons have been one of the world’s most popular mythological creatures through the ages, and they continue to stir our imagination to this day. Almost every culture on earth has its own ancient dragon myth.
The second release in this exciting 6-design series celebrates the Welsh dragon, one of the most powerful creatures in Welsh folklore. Y Ddraig Goch, or the “red dragon”, appeared on British soldiers’ ancient war flags as early as 300 AD. At Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, it served as one of the Queen’s Beasts to signify Her Majesty’s direct descent from the Welsh House of Tudor. And it remains a symbol of the fierce spirit of Wales on the national flag to this day.
Stories of the red dragon are abundant in Celtic lore. In Arthurian legend, the Y Draig Goch (symbolizing Wales) famously vanquishes a white dragon (symbolizing Britain) in a fierce, centuries-long battle. The red dragon has been celebrated as a symbol of the Welsh people’s relentless spirit ever since.
- Second of six unique designs in the Dragons of the World series.
- Contains 1 AVDP oz of .999 fine copper.