2016 Great Britain 2 oz Silver Queen's Beast (Lion) Coin .9999 Fine BU
2016 Great Britain 2 oz Silver Queen's Beast Coin .9999 Fine BU
This outstanding 2016 Great Britain 2 oz Silver Queen's Beast Coin is the first UK bullion coin struck from .9999 pure silver and also the first one with the 2 oz. size. Moreover, the British Royal Mint released this stunning coin as the first issue in a 10-coin series. The series depict a new design of the ten heraldic beasts which were present at The Queen’s coronation in 1953, making this coin a unique and excellent collectible for passionate numismatists.
The London Royal Mint is one of the most prestigious world-leading mints on the bullion market for over 1,000 years. During the expansive history of the British Empire, the mint operated refineries on several continents: Europe (UK), Asia (India), Australia and North America (Canada). Today, the Royal Mint is the main coinage facility in the UK, being worldwide renowned for producing high-quality precious metal bullion. This year, the prominent mint simultaneously released its first ever .9999 pure coin and 2 troy ounces coin - the 2016 Great Britain 2 oz Silver Queen's Beast Coin. This beautiful coin is also the first coin released in the Royal Mints' newest series - the Heraldic Beast series - celebrating centuries of royalty and its heraldic history.
The series depict a new design for the ten British heraldic beasts, sculpted by James Woodford RA, which stood at guard in 1953 at the coronation of the young woman about to be crowned queen - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Today, the original heraldic creatures can be found in the Canadian Museum of History in Quebec. Their new depiction in the Heraldic Beast series was designed by Jody Clark and starts with the fierce protector - the Lion of England. The next coins in the series, that will be depicted on their reverse side, are the following beasts: the Falcon of the Plantagenets, the Griffin of Edward III, the Black Bull of Clarence, the White Lion of Mortimer, the Yale of Beaufort, the White Greyhound of Richmond, the Unicorn of Scotland, the Red Dragon of Wales, and the White Horse of Hanover. For this reason, this splendid 2016 Great Britain 2 oz Silver Queen's Beast Coin is a wonderful addition to your impressive portfolio and an exceptional gift!
- Struck of 2 troy ounces of .9999 pure silver.
- Brilliant Uncirculated coin with a face value of 5 GBP.
- Legal tender coin backed by the British Government.
- 1st issue in the 10-coin Heraldic Beast series.
- The first 2 oz. official silver bullion coin in the UK.
- First .9999 fine silver bullion coin from the Royal Mint.
- Singles come in plastic coin flip. Lots of 10 in mint-issued tubes, Lots of 200 in monster box.
- Obverse: Features the latest right profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Jody Clark. Also on this side is the inscription "ELIZABETH II D.G. REG. F.D." which is shortened for "Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen and Defender of the Faith," and the coin’s face value.
Reverse: Depicts the new image of the impressive Lion of England - one of the ten heraldic beasts also redesigned by Jody Clark. The lion is engraved as standing on its hind legs, and the heraldic shield of Britain is positioned in front of it. Its image is surrounded by the coin’s purity, weight, metal content and mintage year.
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