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- Limited edition presentation of 390 coins worldwide.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
- Comes in a box and includes a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: Portrays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse: Designed by Jody Clark, the design features the White Lion of Mortimer clutching its shield.
- Guaranteed by The Royal Mint.
This majestic coin is a must-have for any collection. Add this 2020 GB Proof 1 oz Gold Queen's Beasts White Lion coin to your cart today!
When Her Majesty The Queen was crowned in 1953, ten statues stood guard at her coronation in Westminster Abbey, fierce royal protectors called The Queen’s Beasts. They represented centuries of history and heritage that were passed on to Her Majesty that day. Now, 65 years later, The Queen’s Beasts Collection from The Royal Mint explores these ten heraldic guardians, what they stand for and the monarchs they have represented through the ages. Each beast has its own story to tell and the seventh release celebrates the magnificent White Lion of Mortimer.
The White Lion of Mortimer descended to the Queen through Edward IV. The shield shows a white rose encircled by a sun, known as "white rose en soleil". Both of these appear on the Great Seals of Edward IV and Richard III, and were used by George VI while Duke of York. The White Lion is uncrowned, unlike the Lion of England.
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