At Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, ten statues called The Queen’s Beasts stood guard at the entrance to Westminster Abbey. Each creature represented a strand of the young woman’s ancient royal heritage that passed to her on that historic day. In 2016, the Royal Mint reincarnated the ten royal guardians who stood guard that day in a beautiful new coin series called The Queen’s Beasts. Each new release explores one of these ten fantastical protectors and the centuries-old story they have to tell.
The first release in the Queen’s Beasts 10-coin series commemorates the iconic Lion of England. The Lion has been a central figure in the Royal Arms since the accession of James I in 1603, representing courage, strength, and dignity in Queen Elizabeth’s royal heritage. Each coin is intricately struck in 1 oz fine gold and bears a face value of 100 pounds backed by the British government. Add this stunning debut coin in the Queen’s Beast series to your order today!
The obverse displays coin artist Jody Clark’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the legend “ELIZABETH II, D.G. REG. F.D., 100 POUNDS”, and the designer’s initials surrounding the image.
Tthe reverse features artist Jody Clark’s image of a Lion standing behind the shield of the United Kingdom, with the characteristics of the coin engraved around it: “LION OF ENGLAND,” “1 OZ,” and “FINE GOLD 9999, 2016.”coin’s weight, purity, year of issue.
Each 2016 British 1 oz Gold Lion of England coin was produced at The Royal Mint, the world’s oldest and most renowned mint. The Royal Mint, whose roots extend over 1,100 years, holds a long and distinguished tradition of craftsmanship, history, and artistry. Today, the Mint remains the world’s leading manufacturer of currency, coinage, bullion, and medals.
Your 1 oz Gold Lion coin arrives in a protective flip. Orders over $199 are eligible for free shipping!
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|Metal Content||1 troy oz|
|Metals Purity||.9999 Fine Gold|
|Producer||British Royal Mint|
|Product Series||Queen's Beasts|