Silver Proof 10oz Lion of England Coin | The Royal Mint
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The Lion of England 2017 UK Ten-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

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  • The first ever official UK ten-ounce coin to be released in the UK
  • Strictly limited to 750 worldwide – over 85% already reserved
  • For the first time ever - a coin double the thickness of the five-ounce coin
  • Features an obverse and reverse by Jody Clark, creator of The Queen’s current coinage portrait
  • The first of ten designs in The Queen’s Beasts Collection
Product code: UK17QBST
Limited Edition Presentation: 750

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This dynamic new collection begins with the Lion of England

A United Kingdom first in fine silver

Heraldic beasts are ancient symbols of power and lineage, passed down through the centuries from generation to generation. Some of the most famous of these emblems can be found in The Queen’s Beasts, inherited by Her Majesty The Queen and displayed at her coronation in 1953. These proud protectors of the monarch can be spotted in some surprisingly everyday places, like British passports, and regularly appear in British art and sculpture.

Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark has taken inspiration from these fascinating beasts to create a series of ten dynamic reverse designs for this new collection. His fierce interpretation of the Lion of England is paired with the current circulating coinage portrait of The Queen, also created by Jody, on the obverse of the coin. This is the first official ten-ounce coin to be released in the UK. Struck in ten ounces of 999 fine silver, the coin has a diameter of 65mm and is double the thickness of the five-ounce coin.

 

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Queen's Beasts Lion 2017 UK Ten-Ounce Silver Proof Coin

Denomination £10
Maximum Coin Mintage 1,250
Alloy 999 fine silver
Weight 313.00g
Diameter 65.00mm
Reverse Designer Jody Clark
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
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