From the Royal Mint, the Queen’s Beast Collection of gold and silver coins are available in brilliant bullion options as well as a stunning proof series that offers greater variety in terms of weights. The Lion of England design led the way for the bullion release in 2016, and in 2017 again leads the way for the issue of proof versions of the coins. Right now, 2017 5 oz Proof Silver British Queen’s Beast Lion Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you within a black Royal Mint display box with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
- First design released in the Proof Queen’s Beast Collection.
- Mintage limited to 2,500 coins only!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of £10 (GBP) backed by the government of the United Kingdom.
- Obverse features the fifth-generation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes the Lion of England design.
- Images created by Jody Clark.
All 2017 Proof Silver British Queen’s Beast Lion coins are shipped to you inside of the original black display box offered by the Royal Mint. These coins are individually encapsulated within the box and feature both a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, and a booklet on the Queen’s Beast Series.
All proof coinage in the Queen’s Beast Series of coins from the Royal Mint are produced with special care in a unique process. The proof coins have a distinguished sharpness in their design details and a mirror-like background, with low mintages to attract avid collectors. Proof coins are struck purely for collecting, and not released for general circulation.
The reverse of all 2017 5 oz Proof Silver British Queen’s Beast Lion coins includes a design of the Lion of England. The most significant creature in British heraldry, the lion became a popular symbol of courage and honor with knights during the Middle Ages and has long been included in the coat of arms and Royal Arms of England.
On the obverse of all Proof Silver British Queen’s Beast Lion Coins is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is traditionally captured in right-profile relief on British coinage, with this design serving as the fifth-generation depiction during her long reign.
All images in the Queen’s Beast Collection are from Royal Mint Engraver Jody Clark. He not only designed the 10 beasts in the series, but at 33 years old, became the youngest Royal Mint Engraver to create the Queen’s effigy for British coins when he developed the fifth-generation portrait in 2015.
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