The Queen's Beasts 2020 The Lion of Mortimer 2 oz Silver Coin Tube | Royal Mint

The Queen's Beasts 2020 The White Lion of Mortimer 2 oz Silver Ten Coin Tube

  • Struck in 999.9 fine silver
  • Minted to bullion standard
  • Both the coin’s obverse and reverse have been created by Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark
  • Exempt from UK capital gains tax for UK residents

Our popular Queen’s Beasts Collection continues with the release of the latest bullion coin, featuring the White Lion of Mortimer. This is the second lion in the collection but the White Lion is a very different beast to the rampant, ferocious Lion of England that began the series, both designed by Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark. This lion, seated with his tail tucked away, represents loyalty and discipline, which were important characteristics to the monarchs that have gone before Her Majesty The Queen.

The heraldic beasts first ‘came to life’ at The Queen’s coronation in 1953. Ten imposing statues lined her entrance to Westminster Abbey, each one standing guard to represent her ancestors. The White Lion of Mortimer represents The Queen’s Yorkist heritage, first used by Roger Mortimer, Earl of March (1328–60), a founder Knight of the Order of the Garter. His White Lion passed to the House of York and was used by both Richard II and Edward IV.

Today, the symbolic beasts are reimagined on our coins, powerful and prestigious, and designed by the man who created the latest definitive coinage portrait of The Queen, which features on the obverse of this coin. Jody Clark has highlighted the Lion’s mane, tail and shield, which are the most important aspects of his story. The badge on the Lion’s shield bears the white rose of York with the sun’s golden rays – a symbol adopted by Edward IV, who saw the sun as a sign of good luck in battle.

This bullion coin from The Queen’s Beasts Collection is also available as a one ounce and quarter-ounce gold edition.

Denomination £5
Alloy 999 Fine Silver
Weight 62.42g
Diameter 38.61mm
Reverse Designer Jody Clark
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Bullion
Year 2020
Pure Metal Type Silver
Pure Metal Content Silver
Packaging Coin Tube
Premium All prices are inclusive of manufacturing premium
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