The Queen's Beasts 2020 The Lion of Mortimer 1/4 oz Gold Coin

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1+ $538.57
2+ $532.51
5+ $526.46
10+ $520.41
When Her Majesty The Queen was crowned in 1953, ten statues lined the entrance to Westminster Abbey. Each beast represented the heraldry of the new queen, symbols of the monarchs in whose footsteps she walked. The Queen’s Beasts have since been brought to life in a series of coins, designed by the man behind the latest definitive coinage portrait of The Queen – Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark

The series began with the proud and ferocious Lion of England but the White Lion of Mortimer, the latest release in the collection, is a very different animal. To represent loyalty and discipline, the uncrowned White Lion is seated with its tail tucked between its legs. This Lion 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. The White Lion of Mortimer passed to the House of York and was used by both Richard II and Edward IV.

This design highlights the White Lion’s mane, tail and shield, as they convey 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 gold edition and a two-ounce silver edition.

Key Points:

  • Struck in 999.9 fine gold
  • Finished to The Royal Mint’s bullion standard
  • Both sides of the coin were created by prestigious designer Jody Clark
  • Features a detailed chainmail background
  • Exempt from UK capital gains tax for UK residents
  • VAT free for not VAT registered private individuals
  • Individually packaged in a single coin capsule
  • Specifications:

    Pure gold content 1/4 Troy oz
    Fineness 999.9
    Dimensions 22.00 mm
    Alloy 999.9 Au Fine Gold
    Reverse Designer Jody Clark
    Obverse Designer Jody Clark
    Face Value £25
    Packaging Single Coin Capsule
    Premium All prices are inclusive of manufacturing premium
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    The Sovereign, gold Britannia, gold Queens Beasts and gold Lunar Bullion coins are VAT free for non VAT registered private individuals.

    The Sovereign, Britannia, Queens Beasts and Lunar Bullion coins are exempt from UK capital gains tax for UK residents only, due to being legal tender.

    This product is available for storage in The Vault, our on-site precious metal storage facility.