Why purchase this perfectly graded Queen's Beast Lion of England 1 Kilo Silver Proof?
The first proof release of The Royal Mint's magnificent Queen's Beast series features the Lion of England. The beautiful series honors the legacy of the British monarchy, commemorating the heraldic sculptures created by James Woodford that stood guard at the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 1953. This coin features the Lion of England, an image associated with England since adopted by the Plantagenet kings for the Royal Arms. Struck from 32.15 Troy oz. (1 Kilo) of .999 fine silver, this impressive coin measures 100 mm in diameter with a mintage limited to just 600 proofs.
Exceptional Heraldic Imagery
The reverse features the dramatic image of a fierce, crowned, standing lion grasping a shield bearing the Coat of Arms of England, encircled by the inscriptions "2017" and "LION OF ENGLAND."
The obverse depicts the crowned effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by the inscription "ELIZABETH II, D.G. REG. F.D., 500 POUNDS." Both images are credited to Royal Mint Designer Jody Clark, initialed "JC."
Flawless Proof 70
This 2017 Great Britain 1 Kilo Silver Queen's Beasts Lion of England Proof was submitted to Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) within the first thirty days of release, confirmed by the First Strike designation. The £500 coin is encapsulated in an NGC holder labeled with the perfect grade of Proof 70.
This perfectly struck Lion of England 1 Kilo Silver Proof will make a spectacular impact on your collection of precious metals!
|Year of Issue:||2017|
|Release Type:||First Strike|
|Variety:||Scarce and Unique Coin Division|
|Display Weight:||1 Kilo|
|Weight in Grams:||1,000 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||32.1507 oz|
|Legal Tender:||Great Britain|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Lion Clutching Shield|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Jody Clark|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Jody Clark|