The Lion of England is the first in a series of ten designs in our Queen’s Beasts bullion range. The coins each depict one of The Queen’s Beasts, reimagined by Royal Mint Coin Designer Jody Clark. Jody also created the definitive coinage portrait of The Queen to appear on United Kingdom coins. The background for this range comes from the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, where ten heraldic beasts stood guard, The Queen’s Beasts, sculpted by James Woodford RA for the coronation ceremony.

These coins not only provide a new option for those looking to invest, but the range also includes a two-ounce silver coin – the first time an official two-ounce United Kingdom bullion coin has been struck.

The Lion of England is the first coin in the series and both The Griffin and The Red Dragon of Wales are now also available to buy and add to your bullion investment portfolio.

Key Points:
The first official UK Two-Ounce Silver Bullion Coin from The Royal Mint
Two troy ounces of 999.9 fine silver, finished to bullion standard
Exempt from capital gains tax for UK residents
The first in a series of ten designs that celebrate each of The Queen’s Beasts
Tubes of ten coins also available


The Queen's Beasts 2016 The Lion 2 oz Silver Coin

Specification Value
Denomination £5
Alloy 999.9 Fine Silver
Diameter 38.61mm
Reverse Designer Jody Clark
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Specification Value
Quality Bullion
Year 2016
Pure Metal Type Silver
Pure Metal Content 2 Troy Oz
Fineness 999.9
Packaging Single Coin Capsule
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