The first coin in our Queen’s Beasts bullion range is The Lion of England, taking its inspiration from hundreds of years of royal heraldry. The Queen’s Beasts bullion 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 background for this range comes from the coronation of Her Late Majesty The Queen, where ten heraldic beasts stood guard, The Queen’s Beasts, sculpted by James Woodford RA for the coronation ceremony.

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. His bold interpretation of The Lion of England is the first coin in the series, followed by The Griffin and The Red Dragon of Wales.

Key Points:
The first official UK Two-Ounce Silver Bullion Coin from The Royal Mint
Each coin contains 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
Also available in single quantities and a ten-ounce coin


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

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 Coin Tube
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