Showing as if standing to protect the English Coat of Arms, the roaring Lion of England closely guards the Coat of Arms. The Queens Beast Collection of silver coins were produced by the Royal Mint to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II being the longest-reigning English monarch. The Queens Beast Series of coins celebrate with 10 designs that reimagine the 10 statues of mythical beasts that were presented to Her Majesty during her coronation in 1953. Each of these mythical and heraldic beasts has an important role to play in the history of the British Royal Family. This coin, featuring the Lion is .999 pure silver.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning British monarch in history, surpassing the reign of her great-great-grandmother. On February 6, 2017, she became the first British monarch to celebrate a sapphire jubilee, which celebrated her 65 years on the throne.
She is also the longest-reigning female monarch in world history and is the current longest-
The 2017 Proof British Queens Beast Lion 1 Kilo Silver Coin was imagined by Jody Clark. Clark, an engraver for the Royal Mint, designed each of the 10 creatures in the Queens Beast Collection. Not only did Clark design the mythical beasts that were captured as statues and presented to Her Majesty at the coronation, but he is responsible for having developed the 2015 fifth-generation effigy of Queen Elizabeth II that is featured on British coins.
The obverse design of the 2017 Proof British Queens Beast Lion 1 Kilo Silver Coin features the right-profile portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Imagined in 2015 by Jody Clark, this is the fifth-generation depiction of Her Majesty to appear on British coinage, and on coinage across the commonwealth.
The reverse design of the 2017 Proof British Queens Beast Lion 1 Kilo Silver Coin features the Lion of England. The giant Lion of England is shown standing guard behind the nation’s shield in the foreground. The Lion of England is shown raised up on its hind legs with a crown adorning its head. A right paw is raised as if in preparation to defend against those who would do the United Kingdom harm.
Your 2017 Proof British Queens Beast Lion 1 Kilo Silver Coin is a proof coin, which means that it has a highly mirrored background and frosted design features that together ensure a beautifully designed image.
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