The Queen’s Beasts Lion 2017 BU £5 Coin | The Royal Mint

The Lion of England 2017 UK Brilliant Uncirculated £5 Coin

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  • Previously only available in precious metals
  • New editions struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard
  • Learn about the beasts in the specially designed packaging
  • These coins will not enter circulation
Product code: UK17QLBU


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Capture the ‘King of the Beasts’

A new coin series exploring the fantastical beasts of heraldry

First in the series of ten £5 coins are the Lion of England and the Unicorn of Scotland. Both of these beasts are supporters of the Royal Arms – the royal badge that represents the monarchy and the United Kingdom. The pair are seen in many everyday places, including on British passports. The Lion of England, a classic symbol of strength in British heraldry, leads the pack. The ‘King of the Beasts’ captured on this £5 coin has been finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard.

The coins were previously only available in precious metals, but the release of the collection in Brilliant Uncirculated editions brings them to a new audience. Each coin is presented in packaging that has been specially designed for the Brilliant Uncirculated editions of The Queen’s Beasts Collection – colourful, informative fold-out wallets that display the coins and capture the imagination.

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Queen's Beasts Lion 2017 United Kingdom £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Denomination £5
Alloy Cupro-nickel
Weight 28.28g
Diameter 38.61mm
Reverse Designer Jody Clark
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated

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Absolutely beautiful collection

Rated 5 out of 5
22 September 2017

I wasn't really sure what to expect with this one but I'm so pleased with it. In fact I'm now going to get the rest of the collection!

Striking design.

Rated 5 out of 5
25 July 2017

Well designed and well struck coin which is pleasing to the eye. An excellent addition to any collection!

Lovely Coin

Rated 5 out of 5
04 July 2017

I'm very pleased with this coin,the design is wonderful and the fantastic fold out card in which the coin is housed in has some very interesting information within it too,looking forward to collecting this series :)

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