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2016 Great Britain 1/4 oz Gold Queen's Beasts The Lion

2016 Great Britain 1/4 oz Gold Queen's Beasts The Lion

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Only $59.99 per coin over spot
Now available in 1/4 oz Gold. This is the first release in an exciting new 10 coin series. The Queen’s Beasts celebrates the British Monarch and the centuries of fascinating heraldry that has been a part of their story.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1/4 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Eligible for Precious Metals IRAs.
  • Housed in protective packaging. Orders of 25 or more coins come in tubes. Orders of 500 coins or more are packaged in Monster Boxes (20 tubes per box).
  • Obverse: Displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 25 pounds.
  • Reverse: Features a majestic lion, metal weight, purity and year.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the British government.

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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 – 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.
The Queen's Beast coins are produced by the Royal British Mint. The series will include nine other animals that represent the genealogy of the queen. These beasts will include the griffin, falcon, black bull, yale, white lion, white greyhound, red dragon, the unicorn and the white horse. The reception was overwhelmingly good by the public upon its release. The 1/4 oz Gold coin makes a great addition to any portfolio because it provides excellent diversification. These coins are high in quality and value. Add the fractional Gold to your collection today.
The reverse of the coin depicts the heraldic lion. The lion is a symbol of strength and pride. The obverse of the coin depicts a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, who was crowned in 1953. During the Queen's coronation, 10 beasts symbolically guarded Westminster Abbey. The Queen's Beasts is the inspiration behind the 10-coin series that will be rolled out in limited mintage every year. The coin's designer was Jody Clark, the youngest designer to have a design officially commissioned by the British Mint for use on a sovereign coin.
The Lion of England is the first beast to appear for the Queen's Beast coins produced by the Royal British Mint.
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Posted By:Ed

From:PA

Date:Mar 15, 2019

Awesome coin!

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I missed the one ounce version of this coin when it was first issued. Now its trading for almost twice spot! These quarter ounce versions are the next best thing. Awesome coin, smooth transaction. I highly recommend APMEX for buying coins and other precious metal items.


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Posted By:bama mama

From:Birmingham,AL

Date:Jul 10, 2018

BEAUTIFUL COIN

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very attractive design and coin. would highly reccommend.


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  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
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  • Recognized Brand
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  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Mouse

From:Canada

Date:Feb 12, 2018

Beauty

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I am blow away at the amazing quality and beauty of the coin. perfect weight and platform for this design. I plan to collect the entire series to add to my 1/4 oz world bullion collection. Thanks Apmex, you do not disappoint. Another satisfied customer.


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  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Guatbe

From:LA

Date:Jul 17, 2017

Very Nice

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These are noteworthy in both Gold and Silver coins-


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  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:mikedacoinguy

From:brooksville fl

Date:Jun 28, 2017

i will buy again

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love it will buy 1 oz next


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  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
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  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Jv

From:Ocalla Florida

Date:May 7, 2017

Queens beast quarter ounce lion.

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Beautiful coin, Great service as always from Apmex. Plan to collect the whole series as they come out both quarter ounce gold , And 2 ounce silver. Great contrast from the lion and the background.


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  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
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  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Wally Taylor

From:Buffalo, NY

Date:Apr 17, 2017

1/4 Ounce Gold Queen's Beast Bullion Coin

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I purchased two of the 1/4 Ounce Queen's Beasts Lion Bullion Coins. The design, low premium for such a gorgeous coin, and the beautiful design drew me in. One of them had a small spot in the background pattern of the Queen, but with such a fancy design, perfect strikes in .9999 are difficult I'm sure. Not enough to worry about. APMEX's Shipping and Packing are both AWESOME. They are goin to be my primary Gold and Silver supplier from now on. They do exactly what they say they will do, in exactly the time that they say. No Bull Here! APMEX is on time, with great products, and we are lucky to have access to such great service. APMEX, You are on the ball people! I appreciate You, and Your attention to detail even on small orders. My Brother and I both are APMEX customers for life! Thank You!


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

Posted By:James the bullion

From:Seoul, Korea

Date:Feb 7, 2017

Attractive design

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Design is attractive.


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  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Will H

From:Savannah, GA

Date:Dec 27, 2016

Outstanding coin

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The only bad part about this coin is, your going to want to get at least a second or more because you are not going to want to part with the coin its so amazingly detailed and beautiful. This is only the first coin of the series as as you can tell from the Perth Lunar series, the value only goes up as coins like these get older so the coin is amazing for 2 reasons. It is an amazing detailed gold coin and only the first in a series! Also the coin comes in a APMEX plastic flip so i highly advise to buy a case, it came without a scratch and i want to keep it that way.


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  • Easy to Sell
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  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Paul

From:Delaware

Date:Dec 12, 2016

This coin is soooooo worth it!!!!

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I absolutely love this series and plan to collect all coins in the series as they come out. These coins are beautiful in person the details are very impressive. This product is a winner and APMEX does a great job with offering them at a very fair premium. Can't go wrong with this series and I love the 1/4 ounce size in gold.


  • 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.
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