When Queen Elizabeth II stepped forward to official accept the crown of Queen of England in 1953, there were 10 wooden statues created by James Woodford that surrounded her during the ceremony. The first of these was the Lion of England, and it features on a beautiful new series of coins from the Royal Mint released started in 2016. Today, the 2016 1/4 oz Gold British Queens Beast Coin is available to purchase on Silver.com.
- Ships in a plastic flip to protect the coin’s condition.
- First of 10 planned design releases in the series of Queens Beast Coins.
- One of three weights available in 2016.
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Face value of £25 (GBP) is fully backed by the United Kingdom’s government.
- Obverse features the latest Queen Elizabeth II portrait.
- Reverse bears the image of the Lion of England.
- Both sides designed by Jody Clark.
- Brilliant Uncirculated specimen.
Jody Clark became the youngest Royal Mint engraver to ever create a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II when he unveiled the latest design of the monarch for United Kingdom coinage. His 2015 design replaces that of Ian Rank-Broadley, which has been in use since 1998.
The British Queens Beast Coin program is a planned 10-design series that features new designs for each of the animals featured in the coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II. In total, the British Queens Beast coin series features a 1 oz gold coin, this 2016 1/4 oz Gold British Queens Beast Coin, and the Royal Mint’s first-ever 2 oz silver bullion coin.
On the obverse of the Gold British Queens Beast Coin you’ll find Clark’s all-new portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Captured in right-profile relief, Her Majesty’s portrait is surrounded by engravings of her name, the year of issue, and the face value of the coin in Pound Sterling.
The reverse of the 2016 1/4 oz Gold British Queens Beast Coin includes the fearsome image of the Lion of England. It is depicted standing behind the Royal Coat of Arms, with one paw holding the shield and the other raised, poised to strike back at the nation’s enemies.
All 2016 1/4 oz Gold British Queens Beast Coins in this listing are Brilliant Uncirculated products. Each one exhibits no signs of wear and tear, however you may notice minor blemishes such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the coining process.
The Royal Mint was originally founded in the early 9th century as the London Mint. For more than one-thousand years it has coined official currency for the crown, and today produces the official Pound Sterling of the United Kingdom.
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