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

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

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The first release in an exciting 10-coin series! The Queen’s Beasts celebrates the British Monarchy and the centuries of fascinating heraldry that has been a part of their story.


Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
  • Housed in a protective plastic flip. Orders of 10 coins or more come in tubes. Orders of 100 coins or more are packaged in Monster Boxes (10 tubes per box).
  • 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.

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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.

1 oz Gold Coin Depicts Historical Lion and Links its History to 1603

Of the 10 beasts that were sculpted and stood watch over the Queen's coronation in 1953, the lion is the most familiar. The lion is crowned, and has been a supporter of the Royal Arms since 1603. The lion is an important animal to the history of England and its leadership. It is fitting that the 1 oz Gold coin depicts the lion and its long detailed history to the country. Buy your Queen's Beast Gold coins today and diversify your portfolio.

Gold Coin Adds Value to Portfolio

The Queen's Beast Gold coins can diversify your Gold portfolio. It is a unique series from the Royal British Mint and the 1 oz Gold bullion coins are low mintage, high in quality and is recognizable to many numismatic collectors and investors throughout the world. The history that is depicted on the British Gold coin dates back to the time of Richard the Lionheart. The heraldic lion has been England's national animal for generations. You can own a symbol of England's legacy today.

The shield that protects the lion on the design depicts the Arms of the United Kingdom, first commissioned in 1937.

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Can't wait for rest of the set

By  pl

from southern california

5.0

beautiful coin, seven designs in set, only three available so far; i wish they would be released faster than once a year.

Pros

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

Beautiful!

By  Chris

from Atlanta, Georgia

5.0

This is a beautiful coin! I hope I can get more in this series. If you're going to invest in gold coins, they might as well be pretty! APMEX is always so easy to deal with. First rate customer service, quick shipping, and careful packaging. Love these guys!

Pros

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

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

Like something from Harry Potter

By  Scrooge McDuck

from Chicago IL

5.0

This looks like it should be in a Harry Potter movie, this series unbelievably attractive and I can't stop admiring them. Apmex staff was great!

Pros

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

Simply brilliant

By  bullion_boy

from Sandy Hook, CT

5.0

This is one of the most beautiful coins that I've ever laid eyes on. The coin was in perfect condition and I was amazed how cheap it was.

Pros

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

Attractive design

By  James the bullion

from Seoul, Korea

5.0

Design is attractive.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Gorgeous

By  jrgoldbug

from santa rosa, ca

5.0

This is one of the most beautiful coins I have ever purchased. The luster and detail are flawless. Love the design. I most likely will purchase more of the Queens beast collection.

Pros

  • Mint Condition

Phenomenal Coin

By  Gol D. Roger

from Las Vegas, NV

5.0

Beautiful coin. I love it. Great experience from Apmex as always. Premium is quite high when i bought it, but I must have it in honor of #brexit. Love how I now own my first 1 oz gold coin backed by a sovereign country, Britannia!

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Excellent design

By  apexNSW

from Atlanta, GA

5.0

Great design, looking forward to other coins in this series.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Sooo Gorgeous!!! Proof like

By  AngelicStacker

from Kentucky

5.0

I absolutely love this QB 1 oz Gold coin! The design is amazing, and the finish is proof like! No blemishes or scratches!!! APMEX delivers the best quality of coins!!!

Pros

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

Canit go wrong with buying these coins

By  Robruns262

from Katy, TX

5.0

That I placed an order in advance for the second in the ten coin series should tell you how impressed I am. Yes, it's got a more-or-less unlimited minting, but a .999 purity ounce of gold produced by the Royal Mint will always, repeat always, have a real value over its melt price.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)
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