2017 Great Britain Prf 1 oz Silver Queen's Beast Lion (Box & COA)

2017 Great Britain Prf 1 oz Silver Queen's Beast Lion (Box & COA)

The fantastically popular bullion coin is now available as a limited edition proof coin. With a maximum mintage of 8,500 coins, this majestic coin is sure to impress.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in box and includes a certificate of authenticity. Also accompanied by a booklet produced in collaboration with Clive Cheesman, Richmond Herald of the College of Arms.
  • Maximum mintage of 8,500 coins.
  • Obverse: Portrays the fifth effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse: Designed by Jody Clark, the design features a fierce lion clutching a shield.
  • Guaranteed by The Royal Mint.


This majestic coin is a must-have for any collection! Add this 2017 Great Britain Proof 1 oz Silver Queen's Beast Lion to your cart today!

The beasts of heraldry are ancient symbols of power and lineage, passed down through generations and centuries. Fascinating stories can be found behind the pageantry, not least in The Queen’s Beasts. Ten creatures stood guard at the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen at Westminster Abbey in 1953. Hundreds of years of British history were represented by the mythical beasts – the griffin, falcon, bull, yale, greyhound, dragon, unicorn, horse and two lions – all carved in her honor.

Jody has given The Queen’s Beasts Collection a fierce and fantastical start with the lion of England, inspired by both heraldry and the true nature of the beast in the wild. Each coin in the collection is accompanied by a booklet created in collaboration with Clive Cheesman, Richmond Herald at the College of Arms.

One of the oldest institutions in the world, the Royal Mint began producing coins for England, and eventually Great Britain, more than 1,100 years ago. The mint also produces and exports coins for other countries, as well as military medals, and other products for the British government. The Royal Mint has been witness to the legendary kings and queens, political upheavals, social and governmental progress, and scientific and technological breakthroughs.

The minting of coins began in England around the end of the second century B.C. Around A.D. 650, coins were made by craftsmen called “moneyers” in London. In 886, during the reign of Alfred the Great, the London Mint was designated to be a single institution, though there were many other mints in operation around this time. In 1279 the London Mint was moved to the Tower of London where it remained for the next 500 years. Famed physicist Sir Isaac Newton was the Warden of the Mint in 1696 and as such was responsible for investigating cases of counterfeiting. Three years later he was made Master of the Mint, until his death in 1727, and was responsible for moving England from the Silver standard to the Gold standard in 1717.

The Royal Mint had outgrown its home in the Tower of London so during the 18th century the rickety wooden shacks the mint occupied were rebuilt to accommodate mechanized and rolling mills and coining presses and provide more space. Soon, however, the mint outgrew this new location and in 1809, the mint moved from the Tower of London to an adjacent site in East Smithfield called Tower Hill. By 1899, the Royal Mint was striking 100 million coins a year.

In 1967 it was announced that mint would move from its location at Tower Hill to Llantrisant, Wales, following Parliament’s decision to decimalize currency and in 1968 the first coins were officially struck by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the new location in Wales. In 1986, the Royal Mint celebrated 11 centuries of continuous minting. In 2009, the Royal Mint was vested into a government-owned company to provide greater operating and commercial freedom.

One unique aspect of the Royal Mint is a procedure known as the Trial of the Pyx, dates back to 1282 and ensures newly-minted coins meet required government standards. The trials have been held once a each year since their inception and have changed very little over time. These trials are presided over by a judge with a jury of expert assayers and were held at the Palace of Westminster before they were moved to the modern-day site at the Hall of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. The ceremony was so named after the boxwood chest in which coins were placed for presentation to the jury.
Customer Reviews of 2017 Great Britain Prf 1 oz Silver Queen's Beast Lion (Box & COA)
2017 Great Britain Prf 1 oz Silver Queen's Beast Lion (Box & COA)
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Amazing

By  Flawless

from Houston

5.0

Must buy I got three and other one on way and on the list to buy more get them while you can stack up looks flawless

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Love this coin

By  RJR

from San Diego, CA

5.0

A perfect coin. Collectible and should appreciate well.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

QB lion

By  bill

from dewey az

5.0

great design

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Best corn ever

By  Greg

from Rhode Island

5.0

Best design coin I've ever seen this coin has great potential

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand

Nice Proof Version of Queens Beast Lion

By  JorEl

from Dallas, TX

5.0

The more minimal design of the proof versions of the Queens Beasts may put off some, but I think it's a good choice. It highlights the exceptional depiction of the lion in its rampant stance. The frosted relief against the smooth mirror-like field accentuates the detail and contours of the lion very well. The small 12-page booklet accompanying this coin is a nice addition, about half devoted to the Queen's Beasts in general and the other half to the lion specifically. The coin and packaging arrived in perfect condition. The coin comes in a twist-off capsule from the mint that actually fits well. Five stars for the coin itself. My only complaint is that the presentation box from the mint is essentially just black cardboard with a glued paper hinge along the back. A presentation box more akin to Perth mint standards would be preferred.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

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