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2020 Great Britain 1/4 oz Gold Queen's Beasts: The White Lion of Mortimer

2020 Great Britain 1/4 oz Gold Queens Beasts: The White Lion of Mortimer 2020 Great Britain 1/4 oz Gold Queens Beasts: The White Lion of Mortimer
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Available from: 27.11.2019 (Pre-order is possible)


2020 Great Britain 1/4 oz Gold Queen's Beasts: The White Lion of Mortimer

The Queen?s Beast celebrates the British Monarch and the centuries of fascinating heraldry that has been a part of their story. Now available in 1/4 oz Gold, this is the seventh release in a popular new 10 coin series.

Coin Highlights:

Contains 1/4 oz of .9999 fine Gold.
Housed in protective packaging. Orders of 25 or more coins come in tubes. Orders of 500 coins or more are packaged in Monster Boxes (20 tubes per box).
The first coin in the Queen's Beast series to feature The Royal Mint's new guilloché obverse design!
Obverse: Displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 25 pounds.
Reverse: Features the White Lion of Mortimer. The metal weight, purity and year are listed around the rim.
Sovereign coin backed by the British government.

The White Lion of Mortimer descends to the Queen through Edward IV. The shield shows a white rose encircled by a golden sun, known heraldically as a ?white rose en soleil? which is really a combination of two distinct badges. Both of these appear on the Great Seals of Edward IV and Richard III, and were used by George VI when Duke of York. Unlike the Lion of England, this beast is uncrowned.

At the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, ten heraldic beasts stood guard. The Queen?s 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 King?s Beasts of Henry VIII that still line the bridge over the moat at his Hampton Court Palace.

Today, The Queen?s 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 such as the lion, 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.

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Goldcoin: The Queens Beasts - The White Lion of Mortimer

Motive: The Queens Beasts - The White Lion of Mortimer

Country of origin: England

Nominal value: 25 Pfund

Mint: British Royal Mint

Quality: BU

Issue: 2020

Weight: 7,75 g

Fineness: 999,9 Gold

Diameter: 22,00 mm

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