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- Contains 2 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- Comes in protective packaging.
- Obverse: Displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 5 pounds.
- Reverse: Designs vary. Each reverse will feature a majestic beast from the Queen's heraldry.
- Sovereign coin backed by the British government.
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Designs as well as condition of these coins will be of our choosing and may or may not vary, determined by stock on hand. Items may also contain spots, abrasions or gilding.
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.
87% of reviewers recommend this product
Date:Oct 14, 2018
I received the Queens Beast 2019 Falcon at random and it’s a very attractive coin! But I’m sure did come with some ugly abrasion unfortunately! Was hopping for better but it is what it is. Over all content with the coin.
- Attractive Design
- Poor Condition
Date:Oct 6, 2017
I can't find any "abrasions" on the one I was sent. Maybe there is a little clouding but I'm not sure if I'm imagining it or not. In any case, I'm very, very happy with this purchase and will buy again if they are still available the next time I am ready to order.
- Value (low premium over spot)
- Attractive Design
- Collectible (lower mintage)
- Easy to Sell
- Mint Condition
- Recognized Brand
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