Housed in a protective plastic flip. Orders of 10 or more coins come in tubes. Orders of 100 coins or more are packaged in Monster Boxes (10 tubes per box). Obverse: Displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 100 pounds. Reverse: Features a majestic lion, metal weight, purity and year.
Sovereign coin backed by the British government. Display your 1 oz Gold Queen's Beasts: The Lion in style by adding an attractive display box. Add the first coin of this exciting new 10 coin series to your cart today!
At the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, ten heraldic beasts stood guard. The Queens Beasts, sculpted by James Woodford RA for the coronation ceremony held in Westminster Abbey in 1953, stand six feet tall. The heraldic creatures symbolized the various strands of royal ancestry brought together in a young woman about to be crowned queen. Each proud beast, used as a heraldic badge by generations that went before her, was inspired by the Kings Beasts of Henry VIII that still line the bridge over the moat at his Hampton Court Palace. Today, The Queens Beasts can be found at the Canadian Museum of History in Quebec, while Portland stone replicas, also carved by James Woodford, watch over Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom.
But these mythical, ancient creatures lions, griffin, falcon, bull, yale, greyhound, dragon, unicorn and horse have gone on to inspire the highly-praised new talent, Royal Mint Coin Designer Jody Clark. The item "2016 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Queen's Beasts The Lion SKU #96671" is in sale since Tuesday, October 24, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins". The seller is "apmex" and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped worldwide.