Silver Proof 1oz Lion of England Coin | The Royal Mint
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The Lion of England 2017 UK One Ounce Silver Proof Coin

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  • The first of ten fierce designs in The Queen’s Beasts Collection
  • A new, official UK coin series approved by the Palace
  • Struck in unprecedented royal times – over 90% already reserved
  • One ounce of 999 fine silver finished to Proof standard
  • With obverse and reverse designs by Jody Clark, creator of the current coinage portrait of The Queen
Product code: UK17QBSP
Limited Edition Presentation: 8,500


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Beginning with the Lion of England in fine silver

Unleashing a dynamic new royal collection

With mythical and medieval origins, heraldic beasts have captured the imagination of artists for centuries. They have represented households, monarchs and organisations, often passed down through generations. The beasts inherited by Her Majesty The Queen, and chosen to symbolically guard the entrance to her coronation, have inspired a new collection of coins struck in precious metals. 

Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark has created a fierce interpretation of the Lion of England for the reverse of the first coin in the collection. Jody is probably best known for designing the current coinage portrait of The Queen that also features on the obverse of this coin. Struck in one ounce of 999 fine silver, the coin is finished to Proof standard and comes with a booklet produced in association with Clive Cheesman, Richmond Herald at the College of Arms.



Queen's Beasts Lion 2017 UK Silver 1oz Proof Coin

Denomination £2
Maximum Coin Mintage 8,500
Alloy 999 fine silver
Weight 31.21g
Diameter 38.61mm
Reverse Designer Jody Clark
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof

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Stunning design

Rated 5 out of 5
03 March 2017

A beautiful coin, looking forward to collecting the series.

A work of Art!

Rated 5 out of 5
12 February 2017

I usually avoid Proof coins as they're overpriced for what they are. However, having said that, this Beast is exquisite, a true work of art. Jody Clark deserves the highest praise for his design which looks stunning in Proof form.
Waiting for stock meant a three week wait which is understandable, however, updates from Royal Mint would have been a nice customer service touch.


Rated 5 out of 5
05 January 2017

Stunning coin, I will definitely collect the set as & when they are released

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