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2016 Great Britain 2 oz Silver Queen's Beasts The Lion

2016 Great Britain 2 oz Silver Queen's Beasts The Lion

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As low as $14.99 per oz over spot!
This is the first release in a 10 coin series of majestic creatures from The Royal Mint. The Queen's Beasts series features the heraldic beasts that stood guard at Queen Elizabeth II's coronation.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 2 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
  • Comes in protective packaging. Orders of 10 or more coins come in tubes. Orders of 200 or more coins are packaged in Monster Boxes.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Obverse: Displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 5 pounds.
  • Reverse: Features a majestic lion, metal weight, purity and year.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the British government.

Protect your Queen's Beasts 2016 (The Lion) 2 oz Silver bullion coin by adding these direct fit CoinSafe capsules to your order.

The 2016 Queen's Beasts Silver coin is the first 2 oz Silver British Bullion coin from the Royal Mint. Add the first coin of this exciting 10 coin series to your cart today!

At the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, 10 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 – lions, 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.

Long and Important History depicted on Queen's Beasts Silver Coins

The lion and England have a long history together. The Lion of England was a supporter of the Royal Arms, and the lion was a symbol for bravery and strength. The lion is an important animal and symbol for England whose image is used throughout English culture and society. It is appropriate for the 2016 Great Britain 2 oz Silver Queen's Beasts series to depict the lion with its inaugural release. Buy your British Silver coin today and diversify your collection.

The 2 oz Silver coin is the first of its kind produced by the Royal British Mint.

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Posted By:Shadowbirdie

From:Northwest US

Date:Apr 12, 2018

First shipment from APMEX

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Would have preferred a capsule, envelope abrasively damaged by this very nice undamaged coin. First buy waiting on and will continue further buys


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  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:amiramark

From:san jose, ca

Date:Mar 1, 2018

exceptional for the value

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exceptional coin at a best in the market place price. As always, APMEX is really a great company providing items that I could not otherwise obtain.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Rob r

From:NY

Date:Dec 28, 2017

Great buy

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Great buy perfect condition beautiful coin. I now our all four two ounce coins and can't wait for more to come. Thanks again apmex another perfect condition beautiful coin.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Dave

From:Guthrie, OK

Date:Oct 6, 2017

An Absolutely Stunning Coin

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The Lion is the most beautiful thus far out of all of the released series.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Ag

From:America

Date:Sep 18, 2017

Nice coin but don't get the capsules

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Nice coins with a reasonable premium. Don't get the Coin Safe 39mm capsules though. The perimeter of these coins are jagged and they don't fit snug to the capsule. The capsules will break.


  • Pros
  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Silverspoon

From:Lake Havasu, AZ

Date:Sep 5, 2017

Coin has dents

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I ordered ten of these coins expecting that they will be in a tube. APMEX placed them on thin individual flimsy plastic bags (not even standard plastic flips for coins) and they arrived damaged and dinged at the edges since they are thick and heavy coins. Now I can probably only sell them at melt value of silver! Go buy somewhere else where they could give you a tube for these coins!


  • Pros
  • Attractive Design
  • Cons
  • Hard to Sell
  • Bottom Line
  • No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Merchant response: We are very sorry to hear of the condition in which the 10 coins arrived. We will follow up with you shortly to further assist.

Posted By:Jlewis4067

From:Owings Mills, Md

Date:Jun 16, 2017

Luv it!!

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Thanks.


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  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Henrick Romanov

From:Saint Petersburg, Russia

Date:May 5, 2017

Love my Lion of England round!

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Out of the current 3 rounds released, The Lion of England is my second favorite coin. Absolutely beautiful. Pictures do not do it proper justice. Not only will I be buying more of these, I will be buying the 5 and 10 ounce releases.


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  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand
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  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:JDW

From:Chicago Area

Date:Apr 27, 2017

favorite series

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The Queen's beast series look great. I love the designs and the double thickness of 2 oz coins.


  • Pros
  • Attractive Design
  • Cons
  • Common (higher mintage)
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:87th

From:NJ

Date:Mar 25, 2017

Great Coin, arrived dirty

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Beautiful coin. It was a little dirty around the rim. Fast delivery!


  • Pros
  • Attractive Design
  • Cons
  • Poor Condition
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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