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Bearing the Lion of England, a bold image of the United Kingdom, this first-ever Platinum coin release from The Royal Mint is an iconic and majestic find for those investors seeking a prestigious alternative to Gold or Silver.
- Contains 1 oz of .9995 fine Platinum.
- Housed in protective packaging. Orders of 10 or more coins come in tubes. Orders of 100 coins or more are packaged in Monster Boxes (10 tubes per box).
- First Platinum 1 oz bullion coin ever released from The Royal Mint.
- Obverse: Displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 100 pounds.
- Reverse: Features a majestic lion, metal weight, purity and year.
- Sovereign coin backed by the British government.
Display your 1 oz Platinum Queen's Beasts: The Lion in style by adding an attractive display box to your order.
The Lion was the first of the Queen's Beasts coin program and is now released as the first ever Platinum bullion coin from the Royal Mint. Add this inaugural issue of the Platinum Queen's Beasts The Lion coin 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.
92% of reviewers recommend this product
Posted By:Roxanna Silver
Date:Sep 28, 2018
Paid a little extra for the Lion, but there was a small smear on the face of the queen. I bought for bullion purposes, so it is not a big deal that would warrant a trip to the post office for a return, but it is unfortunate that I will not be able to fully appreciate the design of the coin due to the smear on the obverse. Would only recommend if you really want the Lion. If bullion is your intent, stick with the Britannias.
- Attractive Design
- Collectible (lower mintage)
- Recognized Brand
- Poor Condition
Posted By:Rock Hudrock
Date:Jun 8, 2017
Very well-executed design on obverse and reverse. As usual, APMEX packaged and shipped very carefully and the coin arrived in perfect condition. The coin looks exactly as pictured. There's something awesome about the density of platinum, too! A fun addition to anyone's coin or pm collection.
- Value (low premium over spot)
- Attractive Design
- Mint Condition
- Recognized Brand
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