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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 protective packaging. 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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Posted By:PJ

From:Daytona Beach, FL

Date:Jul 18, 2018

One of my Favorites!

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A must have if you collect British coins! This is my favorite coin out the the series thus far for the Queens Beasts.


  • Pros
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:pl

From:southern california

Date:Apr 23, 2017

Can't wait for rest of the set

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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
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Chris

From:Atlanta, Georgia

Date:Mar 21, 2017

Beautiful!

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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)
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Scrooge McDuck

From:Chicago IL

Date:Mar 18, 2017

Like something from Harry Potter

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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
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:bullion_boy

From:Sandy Hook, CT

Date:Feb 17, 2017

Simply brilliant

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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
  • Bottom Line
  • 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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  • Attractive Design
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  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:jrgoldbug

From:santa rosa, ca

Date:Jan 26, 2017

Gorgeous

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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.


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  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:Gol D. Roger

From:Las Vegas, NV

Date:Dec 10, 2016

Phenomenal Coin

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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!


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  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

Posted By:apexNSW

From:Atlanta, GA

Date:Dec 8, 2016

Excellent design

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


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

Posted By:AngelicStacker

From:Kentucky

Date:Nov 28, 2016

Sooo Gorgeous!!! Proof like

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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
  • Bottom Line
  • Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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