2 oz 2016 Queen's Beasts Lion of England Silver Coin | The Royal Mint
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This coin is the first two ounce silver coin released by the Royal Mint, and the first in a series of 10 coins.
- Ships individually in protective packaging
- Consisting of 2 oz of 9999 Fine Silver
- Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- Reverse: Features a depiction of a crowned Lion of England holding a heraldic shield in a protective stance, the year of release, the words “LION OF ENGLAND” along with the metal type, weight and purity
The Tudor Beasts were created during the reign of Henry VIII to legitimize the Tudor dynasty through the symbolic traits carried by each of the ten distinct beasts. Five of the beasts belonged to the King and the other five to the Queen.
The Lion of England is represented as a fierce and courageous beast and has been featured on the shield of England since its creation in the 12th century. The lion represents courage, strength, dignity and pride - Traits that were not found on animals native to the country at the time, and for that reason they chose the mighty feline to represent them.
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In multiples of 10 this coin will ship in a mint tube.
|Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the words "Elizabeth II D.G. Regina Reg Fid 5 Pounds"|
|Stylized image of the Lion of England holding the shield of the Royal Family and the words "Lion of England 1 oz Fine Silver 9999 2016"|