Showing as if roaring, the Lion of England is showing holding close and protecting Englands 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.
The 2017 Proof British Queens Beast Lion 10 oz 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.
This series was introduced in 2016, in bullion form, with the first release being the Lion of England design. The coins were released in a 1 oz gold, oz gold, and 2 oz silver coin.
The obverse design of each of the2017 Proof British Queens Beast Lion 10 oz Silver Coin features the right-profile relief of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The effigy of Her Majesty is surrounded by engravings that include the coins face value and Her Majestys name.
The reverse design of the 2017 Proof British Queens Beast Lion 10 oz Silver Coin features the Lion of England. The primary heraldic creature of the United Kingdom, the Lion of England is shown with a large crown atop its head. The lion is shown standing on its hind legs, with one paw resting on the shield. The other paw is raised, as if ready to strike and defend the Kingdom.
Your 2017 Proof British Queens Beast Lion 10 oz Silver Coin is a proof coin, which means that it has a highly mirrored background and frosted design features.
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