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2017 10 oz British Silver Queen’s Beast Lion Coin

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The 2017 Queen’s Beast 10 oz Silver Bullion Coin – The Lion is the 10 troy ounce version of the first design released of the 10-coin series and comes packaged in a mint-issued protective coin capsule. Following the initial success of the series, for the first time, The Royal Mint is now able to offer an official ten-ounce United Kingdom bullion coin bearing the heraldic beast design. This new addition to The Royal Mint’s bullion range takes its inspiration from hundreds of years of royal heraldry.

The background for this range comes from the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, where ten heraldic beasts stood guard, The Queen’s Beasts, sculpted by James Woodford RA for the coronation ceremony. The coins each depict one of the Queen’s Beasts, reimagined by Royal Mint Coin Designer Jody Clark. Jody also created the latest definitive coinage portrait of The Queen to appear on United Kingdom coins. His bold interpretation of the Lion of England is the first coin released of the series.

Obverse
The obverse features the 5th definitive coinage Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the text “ELIZABETH II D G REG F D 10 POUNDS”. DG REG FD is an abbreviation of the latin “Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensor” meaning; “Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith” and is a form of the Style of the British sovereign of Queen Elizabeth II common on coins of the Pound Sterling. The initials of the artist Jody Clark appear just below the portrait.

Reverse
The reverse features a stylized rendition of the crowned Lion of England surrounded by the text “LION OF ENGLAND 10 oz FINE SILVER 999.9 2017”. The initials of the artist Jody Clark appear just below the shield offset to the right.

Coin Highlights

  • First official UK 10 oz Silver Bullion Coin from The Royal Mint
  • 10 troy ounce version of the first release in a ten-coin series
  • Contains 10 troy ounces of .9999 fine silver
  • Both obverse and reverse by British Coin Designer, Jody Clark
  • Shipped individually in mint-issued protective coin capsule

 

What are The Queen’s Beasts?
When Her Majesty The Queen was crowned on June 2nd, 1953, ten heraldic beast statues stood guard outside the coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey. The Queen’s Beasts, as they are known, are a series of statues that were commissioned by the British Ministry of Works and sculpted by James Woodford RA. Standing at six foot high and cast in plaster, the ten statues depict the genealogy of The Queen, with each of the heraldic beasts symbolizing the various strands of The Queen’s royal ancestry;

  • the Lion of England
  • the Griffin of Edward III
  • the Red Dragon of Wales
  • the Falcon of the Plantagenets
  • the Black Bull of Clarence
  • the Yale of Beaufort
  • the White Lion of Mortimer
  • the White Greyhound of Richmond
  • the Unicorn of Scotland
  • the White Horse of Hanover

 

After the coronation ceremony, The Queen’s Beasts were taken to Hampton Court Palace where they stood guard in the Great Hall. At the time, the palace was also home to the King’s Beasts of Henry VIII, a series of statues that lined the bridge over the moat, from which James Woodford took inspiration for The Queen’s Beasts statues. While The Queen’s Beasts were relocated to Windsor Castle four years later, the King’s Beasts statues remain at Hampton Court Palace today, still lining the bridge over the moat.

After a short stay at Windsor Castle The Queen’s Beasts were taken into storage. Today they can be found at the Canadian Museum of History in Quebec, Canada. If you’re not traveling to Canada any time soon, Portland stone replicas, which were also carved by the original sculptor James Woodford RA, watch over Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom.

The Lion of England
The Lion of England is the first of the beasts to be introduced in this new bullion coin series. It is perhaps one of the more familiar beasts in the series, given its appearance on the Royal Arms the arms of the monarch and the United Kingdom. It is one of two beasts to feature on the Royal Arms, as both the Scottish Unicorn and the English Lion are shown supporting a quartered shield.

The crowned golden Lion of England has been one of the supporters of the Royal Arms since King James I came to the throne in 1603, but the symbol of a lion has represented England for far longer. Richard the Lionheart, son of King Henry II, is famed for his three golden lions as the Royal Arms of England, and since the twelfth century, lions have appeared on the coat of arms of every British monarch.

Buying from BGASC
The 10 oz Queen’s Beast Coins you purchase from BGASC are brand new, uncirculated silver bullion coins fresh from The Royal Mint of Great Britain. Each coin comes encased in a mint-issued hard plastic coin capsule. BGASC always handles your coins with the utmost care and respect, as if we were collecting them ourselves. If you have any questions about these coins or the purchasing process, feel free to call us toll-free and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.

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Specifications

Year 2017
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9999
Producer The Royal Mint
Diameter 65 mm
Inner Pack 5
Outer Pack 20
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination 10 GBP
Country United Kingdom
Designer (Obverse) Jody Clark
Designer (Reverse) Jody Clark
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series British Queen\'s Beast
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Capsule
Metal Content 10 Troy Ounces
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