Queen's Beasts Lion 2oz Silver Coin 2016
|Mint:||The Royal British Mint|
|Packing:||10 per tube|
|Grading:||Mint State; Uncirculated|
|Tax:||Taxfree acc. to article 17(1)3 Eston. VAT Act|
The Queen's Beasts Lion 2 oz silver coins are now available in Europe. “The Queen’s Beasts” is the beginning of a new series of gold and silver coins. This series is minted by the prestigious Royal Mint. The new Queen’s Beasts Lion series takes its inspiration from hundreds of years of royal United Kingdom history. This coin series is an excellent option for both investors and collectors.
Fine Weight and Fineness
The Queen's Beasts Lion is the first silver coin of the Royal Mint with a fine weight of 2 oz. It has a very high purity of 999.9/1000 and a diameter of 38.61 mm.
|2oz||62,20 g||38,61 mm||5 Pounds|
In the beginning of 2016 the Royal Mint issued a new series of gold and silver coins. The name of the series is "The Queen's Beasts". What’s unique about this series is the silver coins are only available in 2 oz. This is the first time an official 2 oz United Kingdom bullion coin has been struck. The gold coins are issued in 1 oz and ¼ oz. The theme of the first edition in 2016 is the Lion of England. The official name of the coin series is "Queen's Beasts 2016 - The Lion". The name "Queen's Beasts" is a term used primarily in the UK and dates back to the year 1953. Ten heraldic statues were created for the coronation of Elizabeth II, who had the name "The Queen's Beasts". They were made to represent the genealogy (pedigree) of Elizabeth II. The 1.83 m large statues were created by sculptor James Woodford who lived from 1893 to 1976.
These are the statues:
- The Lion of England
- The Griffin of Edward III
- 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 Red Dragon of Wales
- The Unicorn of Scotland
- The White Horse of Hanover
The Queen’s Beasts bullion coin series will consist of new designs based upon each of the 10 Heraldic Beasts. The first edition is the "Queen's Beasts 2016 - The Lion".
The 2oz Queens Beast in silver has an edge bar and a rippled edge. The edge bar gives the coin stability and improve stackability. Furthermore, the slightly elevated edge rod protects the design from scratches and damage. On the front side of the coin you can see a standing lion with crown and shield. On the shield the first and fourth image of the emblem of England are displayed. The Coat of Arms is a symbol that dates dates back hundreds of years and is a rich part of English history. Displayed in the second field is the coat of arms of Scotland and in the third field, on the bottom left, the emblem of Ireland is shown (until 1927).
The background of the motif consists of chains that are intertwined (as was customary in a chain mail). The inscription surrounds the coin and is located in a smooth region between the edge bar and the interwinding chains.
The inscription reads: "Lion of England • 2oz • Fine Silver • 9999 • 2016. Beneath the coat of arms are the initials "JC" imprinted for artist Jody Clark of the Royal Mint.
The reverse depicts a motif Queen Elizabeth II. The background consists of a coarse-grained surface, which is very unusual for a bullion coin. The marginal inscription is "Elizabeth II • D • G • Reg • F • D • 5 Pounds"
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- Country of origin: United Kingdom
- Manufacturer: Royal Mint
- Fineness: 999.9/1000
- Fine weight: 32.20 g
- Scratch resistance: Poor
- Denomination: 5 Pounds
- Coin edge: Serrated
- Scene Avers: Lion with Crown and Shield
- Scene lapel: Queen Elizabeth II