The Queen’s Beast Series of bullion coins from the Royal Mint of England has been available since 2016. The collection catalogs the 10 most important heraldic beasts in English history dating from the first official Royal Arms of England in 1198 as carried by King Richard I, better known as Richard the Lionheart. From the first monarch of the House of York, the White Lion of Mortimer features eighth in the Queen’s Beast Series. Now, 2021 1 oz Platinum British Queen’s Beast White Lion Coins are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coin ships to you in an individual plastic flip, a mint tube of 10, or a box of 100!
- Eighth release in the Platinum Queen’s Beast Series!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 100 Pound sterling by Britain.
- The obverse features a bust of Queen Elizabeth II.
- On the reverse is the White Lion of Mortimer supporting the shield and seal of the House of York.
The Queen’s Beast Series debuted in 2016 with the Lion of England, the most significant heraldic beast in the history of the Royal Arms of England. The Lion of England was first depicted as early as 1154 when Henry II became the first King of England from the House of Plantagenet. The lion was first used singularly or in a pair on the personal badges of King Henry II, but it was King Richard I who brought the Three Lions design to the Royal Arms and established it is the first official Royal Arms of England in 1198.
This series showcases each of the 10 most significant heraldic beasts in the history of the Royal Arms. The White Lion of Mortimer was from the House of York and came to the Royal Arms through King Edward IV, the first monarch from the House of York.
The obverse side of 2021 1 oz Platinum British Queen’s Beast White Lions includes a depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is featured in right-profile relief wearing the George IV State Diadem Crown. The design is the fifth-generation bust of the Queen during her reign and was designed in 2015 by Jody Clark.
On the reverse face of 2021 Platinum British Queen’s Beast White Lions is an image of the White Lion of Mortimer supporting the shield and crest of the House of York. The Yorkist emblem uses a single white rose surrounded by a golden sun, a design known as the “white rose en Soleil.”
These 2021 1 oz Platinum British Queen’s Beast White Lions are available to purchase with individual plastic flips. Multiples come in mint tubes of 10 coins or boxes of 100 coins. All of the coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
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