The Queens Beast 'Lion' Gold Coin - Limited Edition
The Lion of England is the first in a series of ten designs in our Queen’s Beasts bullion range. 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.
The background for this range comes from the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, where ten heraldic beasts stood guard, The Queen’s Beasts, sculpted by James Woodford RA for the coronation ceremony.
The coins will each depict one of The Queen’s Beasts, reimagined by Royal Mint Coin Designer Jody Clark. Jody also created the latest definitive coinage portrait of The Queen to appear on United Kingdom coins. His bold interpretations of the Lion of England will be the first coin to be released.
The Lion of England – released March 2016
The Griffin of Edward III – released November 2016
The Red Dragon of Wales – released March 2017
The Unicorn of Scotland – released September 2017
The Black Bull of Clarence – released March 2018
The Falcon of the Plantagenets – released September 2018
The Yale of Beaufort – predicted release March 2019
The White Lion of Mortimer – predicted release September 2019
The White Horse of Hanover – predicted release March 2020
The White Greyhound of Richmond – predicted release September 2020