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2016 British Queen’s Beast Lion 2 oz Silver Coin NGC MS69

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The Lion of England is the most significant heraldic beast in the Royal Arms of England. First introduced as the official Royal Arms by King Richard I, the Lion of England remains the most visible symbol of the crown in heraldic depictions. As such, the Lion of England was the perfect choice to lead off a new coin series at the Royal Mint of England. Today, you have the chance to buy 2016 British Queens Beast Lion 2 oz Silver Coins in near-perfect condition online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with an NGC protective plastic slab!
  • 1st coin released in the Queens Beast Series of bullion coins at the Royal Mint!
  • Limited number of certified silver coins available!
  • Contains 2 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
  • The face value of 2 Pound sterling is backed by Britain.
  • Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse.
  • Lion of England supports the Royal Arms on the reverse.

The release of the 2016 British Queens Beast Lion 2 oz Silver Coins was significant in more ways than one. Yes, the coin is notable for being the first of the 10 designs available in the Queens Beast Series. It is also true that the Lion of England, as mentioned earlier, is the most significant heraldic beast in English history. Another important factor for this coin is its position as the first-ever 2 oz silver bullion coin produced and issued by the Royal Mint of England.


Queen Elizabeth II is depicted on the obverse of 2016 British Queens Beast Lion 2 oz Silver Coins in right-profile relief. This is the fifth-generation effigy of the Queen and these 2016 coins were among the first to feature this new design of the Queens portrait following its 2015 creation by Jody Clark. The image depicts the Queen at the age of 89 with the George IV State Diadem Crown on her head. The background field has a hammered effect.


The powerful Lion of England is showcased on the reverse side of 2016 British Queens Beast Lion 2 oz Silver Coins. The image of the Lion includes a crown, symbolizing its status as the official heraldic beast of England. It supports the quartered shield from the modern Royal Arms of England. This shield bears the Three Lions of England in the first and fourth quadrants, the Lion of Scotland in the second quadrant, and the Harp of Ireland in the third quadrant.


King Richard I, better known as King Richard the Lionheart, was the first British monarch to adopt an official Royal Arms of England. His battle shields had featured two rampant lions at times, but by the time he adopted an official Royal Arms in the latter years of his reign he opted for a design of three golden lions against a red field. Each lion is depicted in a passant guardant pose.


These 2016 British Queens Beast Lion 2 oz Silver Coins are available to purchase in near-perfect condition. Mint State 69 coins have full, original mint luster with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. Those flaws are limited to minuscule contact marks or hairlines.

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Product Details

Year 2016
Condition MS69
Grading Service NGC
Mint Mark Not shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer The Royal Mint (United Kingdom)
Thickness 6 mm
Diameter 38.61 mm
Inner Pack 10
Outer Pack 200
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Denomination 5 GBP
Country United Kingdom
Designer (Obverse) Jody Clark
Designer (Reverse) Jody Clark
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Queen\'s Beast
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging NGC plastic slab
Metal Content 2 Troy ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 3.4x2.4x0.6
Provident ID 2572963