2017 Great Britain 10 oz Silver Queen's Beast The Lion

2017 Great Britain 10 oz Silver Queen's Beast The Lion

As low as $2.99 per oz over spot!
Another first from The Royal Mint, this 10 oz Silver Lion builds on the brilliant Queen's Beast series and is the largest bullion coin the Royal Mint has ever released! Bearing the Lion of England, a bold image of the United Kingdom, this large-format Silver coin release from The Royal Mint is an iconic and majestic find for those investors seeking larger sums of Silver ounces in a single purchase.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 10 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
  • Housed in protective plastic capsule.
  • First bullion 10 oz Silver coin ever released from The Royal Mint!
  • Obverse: Displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 10 pounds.
  • Reverse: Features a majestic lion, metal weight, purity and year.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the British government.

Protect your 2017 10 oz Queen's Beasts The Lion bullion coin by adding these cotton gloves to your order.

The 2017 Queen's Beasts Silver coin is the first 10 oz Silver bullion produced by The Royal Mint. Add this historic inaugural issue to your cart today!

At the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, ten heraldic beasts stood guard. The Queen’s Beasts, sculpted by James Woodford RA for the coronation ceremony held in Westminster Abbey in 1953, stand six feet tall. The heraldic creatures symbolized the various strands of royal ancestry brought together in a young woman about to be crowned queen. Each proud beast, used as a heraldic badge by generations that went before her, was inspired by the King’s Beasts of Henry VIII that still line the bridge over the moat at his Hampton Court Palace.

Today, The Queen’s Beasts can be found at the Canadian Museum of History in Quebec, while Portland stone replicas, also carved by James Woodford, watch over Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom. But these mythical, ancient creatures such as the lion, griffin, falcon, bull, yale, greyhound, dragon, unicorn and horse have gone on to inspire the highly-praised new talent, Royal Mint Coin Designer Jody Clark.

The Lion of England Queen's Beast is the crowned golden lion of England which has been one of the supporters of the Royal Arms since the accession of James I in 1603. It is supporting a shield showing the Arms of the United Kingdom as they have been since Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837. In the first and last quarters of the shield are the lions of England. The lion and treasure of Scotland appear in the second, and the harp of Ireland is in the third.

The Barbary lion is a national animal of England. Lion was the nickname of England's medieval warrior rulers with a reputation for bravery, such as Richard I of England, known as Richard the Lionheart. Lions are frequently depicted in English heraldry, either as a device on shields themselves, or as supporters. They also appear in sculpture, and sites of national importance, such as Trafalgar Square. The lion is used as a symbol of English sporting teams, such as the England national cricket team.

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.

10 oz Silver Queen's Beasts Silver Lion a Coin for the Ages

The 10 oz size is a uniquely sized Silver coin that is unprecedented for the Queen's Beasts series. As a collector or investor, you can add value in bulk. The Queen's Beasts coins are popular with collectors for their high Silver content and beautiful design. Buy 10 oz Silver Queen's Beasts Silver Lions from APMEX today.

Add a 10 oz Silver Queen's Beast Coin Today

Collectors can own a piece of history with a beautiful 10 oz Queen's Beasts Silver coin. The Lion of England, symbolic of the United Kingdom, this Silver coin is perfect for collectors who are seeking a larger sum of Silver in ounces. APMEX offers these magnificent Silver coins at competitive prices.
Customer Reviews of 2017 Great Britain 10 oz Silver Queen's Beast The Lion
2017 Great Britain 10 oz Silver Queen's Beast The Lion
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Very Impressive Coin

By  Salty Dog

from Bowie, MD

5.0

What a fantastic and unique piece of silver. The strike is great and the details show up extremely well. It is really a very hefty coin. It's something to be able to hold 10 ounces of silver as one coin. Definitely a must for bullion coin collectors !!!

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Masterpiece!!!!!!

By  silverfish

from gastonia, n.c.

5.0

This is the most attractive coin i have ever seen. The pictures does not do it justice!!! Thanks Apmex

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

What an amazing coin

By  Scott Jones

from Oxnard

5.0

This series is fantastic, but then the 10 Oz. coin just blew me away. I would recommend it to everyone.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Great coin good price

By  Robby

from NeuroShell New York

5.0

Great coin at a good price can't go wrong buying this coin I definitely must have your collection

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Beautiful coin

By  MB

from Jersey City, NJ

5.0

Just got my coin today. Lovely.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition

WOW!!!

By  Brewman

from Ohio

5.0

Lordy, lordy, lordy...what an attactive piece to add to the collection!!! WOW!!!

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

SPECTACULAR!!!

By  Angelic Stacker

from Lexington, KY

5.0

This gorgeous 10oz QB Lion is so incredible!!! I plan on collecting the Griffin, Dragon, etc... the entire series!

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Low premium over spot,due to the first 10 oz. of the series it should appreciate in value over time

By  J. V.

from Ocala Florida

5.0

The queens beast Series is one of the best examples of the British royal mint. I am in the process of acquiring all the queens beast coin's in the series, if budget allows have acquired all so far in the 2 ounce silver, have started on the gold quarter ounce pieces and will pursue the 10 ounce coins . All-around they are just great coins.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Stunning Design!

By  WV Numismatist

from Huntington, WV

5.0

This Queens' Beasts series is classy and very well executed. The 10 oz specimen looks stunning in hand!

Pros

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

Beautiful Series, and now COASTER SIZED!

By  ThoseBackPages

from New York

5.0

Since I'm collecting the 2oz'ers, this 10oz was a no-brainer. Cannot wait to have it in hand, the thing should be the size of a coaster! This is the first in the series, so go ahead and order yours now!

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Recognized Brand

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Largest Bullion Coin Ever Released by the Royal Mint

The 10 oz Silver bullion coin is the largest released by The Royal Mint. The Queen's Beasts Lion is one of the most highly sought after coins by collectors. You can own 10 oz of .9999 fine Silver and add value to your collection with these beautifully crafted coins.
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