The Queen’s Beast series of silver and gold coins from the Royal Mint have proven immensely popular during their first year of availability. Investors and collectors alike seeking gold coins for sale have found great value in the 1 oz and ¼ oz gold coins in this beautiful new 10-coin collection. The 2016 ¼ oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Lion Coin is available to you online today at Silver.com with near-perfect certification.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab from the NGC.
- First of 10 designs from the series of Queens Beast Coins.
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One-Quarter Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Issued a face value of £25 (GBP) by the United Kingdom.
- Bears a grade of Mint State 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse features the latest Queen Elizabeth II portrait.
- Reverse bears the image of the Lion of England.
- Both sides designed by Jody Clark.
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.
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.
On the reverse side of each 2016 1/4 oz Gold British Queens Beast Coin you’ll find the image of an imposing lion standing on its hind legs, with one paw clutching the coat of arms of the Royal Family and the other paw poised to strike at the nation’s enemies.
The obverse of all Gold British Queens Beast coins features the all-new right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s portrait has been updated three times now since her coronation in 1953. The latest, introduced in 2015, comes from Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark, who created the images on both sides of this coin.
Each of the Queen’s Beast Lion coins available in this listing has a near-perfect grade of MS69 from the NGC. Coins in this condition exhibit full, original mint luster, but also feature a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These flaws are limited to miniscule hairlines and/or contact marks found only outside the primary focal areas of the coin’s surface.
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