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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 $11.50 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.
  • Housed in a protective plastic. 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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An Absolutely Stunning Coin

By  Dave

from Guthrie, OK

5.0

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

Nice coin but don't get the capsules

By  Ag

from America

5.0

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

Coin has dents

By  Silverspoon

from Lake Havasu, AZ

1.0

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

Luv it!!

By  Jlewis4067

from Owings Mills, Md

4.0

Thanks.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

Love my Lion of England round!

By  Henrick Romanov

from Saint Petersburg, Russia

5.0

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.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

favorite series

By  JDW

from Chicago Area

5.0

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)

Great Coin, arrived dirty

By  87th

from NJ

3.0

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

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Beautiful Coin

By  Tim

from Philadelphia, PA

5.0

The first coin of what seems to be an amazing series. Good design and good price.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition

Great coin

By  JT

from Kansas

5.0

Picked this up with the 2017 coin. Both are great coins and nice departures from the one ounce size.

Pros

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

Awesome Coin

By  Stormin

from Buffalo, NY

5.0

Awesome Coin and feels great to hold. Fast shipping and product was mint

Pros

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