The Lion of England is one of the most important figures to the British monarchy, and the people of Great Britain as a whole. The first design in the Queen’s Beast Series from the Royal Mint, this image has driven sales for the new program which now includes three releases in the 10-design series. The 2017 1 oz Platinum British Queen’s Beast Lion Coin adds to the series, and is available to you today online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic flip.
- First design from the Queen’s Beast Series!
- All-new platinum coin in the series!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of £100 (GBP) by the United Kingdom.
- Obverse includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse features the Lion of England design.
The Queen’s Beast Series is a collection of gold, silver, and now platinum, coins that include 10 different designs in total. Introduced in 2016, the series is set to run through 2021 when the final release debuts. The designs in the series each reflect one of the 10 creatures depicted in statues at the coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
Queen’s Beast coins launched with the Lion of England design. Each design includes a ¼ oz gold coin and a 1 oz gold coin. The issue of a 2 oz silver coin in the collection broke ground at the Royal Mint as the first-ever silver bullion coin in a 2 oz weight from the mint.
On the obverse of each Queen’s Beast Lion coin you’ll find the newest right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty appears on this coin in a fifth-generation depiction and was created in 2015 by Jody Clark, the youngest engraver at the Royal Mint ever to create the effigy of the Queen.
The reverse of all 2017 1 oz Platinum British Queen’s Beast Lion Coins features the design of the Lion of England. As the first design release in the Queen’s Beast collection, the Lion of England is featured with the heraldic shield of the kingdom and the massive lion standing on hind legs ready to defend the kingdom.
All of the 2017 1 oz Platinum British Queen’s Beast Lion Coins in this listing are available in BU condition. Coins in this condition have no signs of wear and tear, but you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks from the striking of blanks at the mint.
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