When Queen Elizabeth II stepped forward to official accept the crown of Queen of England in 1953, there were 10 wooden statues created by James Woodford that surrounded her during the ceremony. The first of these was the Lion of England, and it features on a beautiful new series of coins from the Royal Mint released started in 2016. The 2017 10 oz British Silver Queen’s Beast Lion Coin is available with NGC certification online today from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- 1st design of the Queen’s Beast Series!
- New 10 oz coin in the Queen’s Beast Collection!
- Contains 10 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of 10 (GBP) by the United Kingdom.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release specimen.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse depicts the Lion of England.
- Designed by Jody Clark.
Each of these coins represents the first design from the Queen’s Beast series of coins from the Royal Mint. This exciting new lineup of silver bullion coins from the mint includes the first-ever 2 oz silver bullion coins and features inspiring designs from Jody Clark.
Clark is the same man who just reimagined Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait for the obverse of all 2016-issue British and commonwealth coinage. Her Majesty’s portrait has not been updated to reflect her age since 1998, when Sir Ian Rank-Broadley created the right-profile portrait still in use by some mints.
The reverse of all Queen’s Beast Lion coins includes the image of the Lion of England. One of the most revered images in the monarchy, the Lion of England in this design stands behind the heraldic shield of the kingdom on its hind legs, poised to strike out at any who threaten the United Kingdom.
On the obverse of the 2017 10 oz British Silver Queen’s Beast Lion coin you’ll find the fifth-generation depiction of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy appears on the obverse of all British coinage and has been since she ascended to the throne in 1952. This design came from Jody Clark in 2015, who at 33 years old is the youngest designer from the mint to create Her Majesty’s effigy.
Each of the 2017 10 oz British Silver Queen’s Beast Coins in this listing are considered near-perfect by the NGC. Coins with an MS69 grade feature full, original mint luster along with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws.
Early Release coins are those which arrive for certification at the NGC, or an approved third-party depository, within the first 30 days of the release date the Royal Mint set for the coins.
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