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2017 Proof British Queen’s Beast Lion 5 oz Silver Coin with Box & CoA

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With a mighty roar, the Lion of England appears to be holding close and protecting Englands coat of arms. This collection of coins, known as the Queens Beast Collection were produced by the Royal Mint to commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II being the longest-reigning monarch in the history of the nation. It was in 2015 that Queen Elizabeth II surpassed her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, as being the longest-reigning monarch in British history. The Queens Beast Series of coins celebrate this, with 10 designs that reimagine the 10 statues of mythical beasts that were presented to Her Majesty during her coronation in 1953. This coin, featuring the roaring lion is .999 pure silver.

Coin Highlights:

  • Secured in a Royal Mint black display box, includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
  • 1stdesign in the Queens Beast Collection Series, and 1strelease of the Proof Queens Beast Collection.
  • 2,500 limited mintage.
  • Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
  • Face value of 10 (GBP), fully backed by the United Kingdom government
  • Obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Reverse features the Lion of England.

Jody Clark, 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 debuted 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.

Obverse Design

The obverse design of each of the 2017 British Silver Queens Beast Lion 5 oz Silver Coins features the right-profile relief of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. e fifth-generation depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. The effigy of Her Majesty is surrounded by engravings that include the coins face value, Her Majestys name, and the shorthand Latin phrase D.G. Reg F.D.

Reverse Design

The reverse of the 2017 British Silver Queens Beast Lion 5 oz Silver Coin features the Lion of England. Known as the primary heraldic creature of the United Kingdom, the Lion of England is depicted with a large crown atop its head. The lion is depicted 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.


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Product Details

Year 2017
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .999
Producer Royal Mint
Diameter 65 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination 10 GBP
Country Great Britain
Designer (Obverse) Jody Clark
Designer (Reverse) Jody Clark
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Queen\'s Beast
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Mintage 400
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Packaging Dimensions 9x8.75x4.65
Metal Content 5 Troy Ounces
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 2573804