The Royal Mint strikes a variety of inspiring bullion coins on an annual basis. Official sovereign coins of the United Kingdom, like those of Canada and the United States, bear images representative of the nation itself and its heritage. The Queen’s Beast series of coins from the Royal Mint meet those exact specifications, featuring the familiar lion from the heraldic shield of Britain. Today, the 2016 1 oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Coin is available on Silver.com.
- Ships in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Individual coins ship in flips, lots of 10 ship in mint tubes.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of £100 (GBP) backed by the government of Britain.
- Features the British heraldic shield on the reverse.
- Queen Elizabeth II’s all-new effigy.
Each 2016 1 oz Gold British Queen’s Beast coin in this product listing has a Brilliant Uncirculated grades. Coins in BU condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, however you might notice that the coins have minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
In the British monarchy’s heraldic shield, the lion plays a significant role. The position of the lion determines the mood and attitude of the monarch at the time, or in special situations. For example, when the lion is featured in a passant position it is considered to be walking and is shown with just its right fore paw raised off the ground.
The reverse face of the 2016 1 oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Coin depicts the heraldic shield of Britain with a lion in rampant position behind it. When the lion is rampant, it is depicted standing on its hind legs with both fore paws raised, and is indicative of the monarchy’s readiness to strike its enemies. You’ll find engravings of “Lion of England” on this side, as well as the weight, metal content, purity, and year of issue for the coin.
On the obverse is the all-new right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The fifth version of Her Majesty’s effigy on British coins, this portrait was created in 2015 by Jody Clark. At just 33 years old, Clark is the youngest artist to create a depiction of Her Majesty, and he also created the “Lion of England” design on the reverse.
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