The first issue in the Queen’s Beast Collection of bullion coins from the Royal Mint was the Lion of England. The most important heraldic beast to the people of England, the Lion was the debut for the series and also became the debut release in the expansion of the bullion collection in 2017. Right now, 2017 1 oz British Platinum Queen’s Beast Lion Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective slab from the NGC!
- 1st issue in the platinum range, and 1st design overall of the Queen’s Beast Series!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9995 pure platinum.
- Bears a face value of £100 (GBP) backed by the government of Britain.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse includes the famed Lion of England design.
- Artwork in the series by Jody Clark.
Each of the 2017 1 oz British Platinum Queen’s Beast Lion Coins in this listing are in perfect condition as certified by the NGC. Coins with a Mint State 70 certification exhibit full, original mint luster and lack all possible detracting flaws on the surface areas and design elements.
The Lion of England is the earliest animal to appear in the royal emblems of England. Lions, when used in heraldry, are considered a traditional symbol of bravery, strength, and valor, with many of the medieval knights of England choosing the lion as a symbol to reflect those characteristics.
In the Queen’s Beast Series, the Royal Mint chose the Lion of England to lead off the collection in silver and gold in 2016. As the mint expanded the collection in 2017 to include a 10 oz silver coin and this 1 oz platinum coin, the Lion of England reappeared as the first design on those new coin options for investors.
The obverse of all 2017 1 oz British Platinum Queen’s Beast Lion Coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Created in 2015 by Jody Clark, this design reflects the Queen at age 89 and is the fifth-generation effigy of Her Majesty during her reign as Queen of England.
On the reverse of the British Platinum Queen’s Beast Lion Coin is the image of the Lion of England. The Lion of England was first recorded as a gift of a blue shield with small golden lions on it. The gift was given to Geoffrey Plantagenet by King Henry I upon the occasion of his marriage to the King’s daughter.
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