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Why buy this £2 Great Britain 2020 1 oz Silver Queen's Beasts - White Lion of Mortimer Proof?
The Queen's Beasts Series started in 2017 and has captured the imagination of collectors around the world. When complete, the series will consist of ten coins, one bearing each of the ten creatures that was present in stone form for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. This White Lion of Mortimer is the seventh issue in the series. The proof has a mintage of just 4,360 pieces. Each one was struck from 1 oz of .999 fine silver at the British Royal Mint.
Powerful White Lion of Mortimer Design by Jody Clark
Both faces of this proof bear designs by Jody Clark. On the obverse is a right-side effigy of the longest serving monarch in British history, Queen Elizabeth II. She wears earrings and her Royal Diamond Diadem, which is the crown that she traditionally wears to the State Opening of Parliament in Westminster. Her name and abbreviated Latin title, "ELIZABETH II D G REG F D" (Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith) join the coin's face value, "2 POUNDS," on the rim.
On the reverse is Clark's rendering of the White Lion of Mortimer, which came down to Queen Elizabeth from the first Yorkist king, Edward IV. The creature faces right, wielding one of its front paws while balancing a shield with the other. On the shield, the white rose of the House of York i superimposed on a shining sun. Rim inscriptions offer the date, "2020," and the name of the creature depicted, "WHITE LION OF MORTIMER."
Impeccable PF70 UC FR with Queen's Beasts Label
This coin earned Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's (NGC's) highest grade, Proof 70, which is reserved exclusively for coins that appear perfect under 5x magnification. It was also certified Ultra Cameo for its deeply mirrored fields and heavily frosted devices and First Releases on account of the fact that it was submitted to NGC no more than 30 days after its initial release from the mint. Grading information is provided on a Queen's Beasts label, which features an image of Buckingham Palace.
Add this 1 oz Silver 2020 £2 Great Britain Queen's Beasts - White Lion of Mortimer Proof to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2020|
|Release Type:||First Releases|
|Label/Signature:||Queen's Beasts Label|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||Great Britain|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||White Lion of Mortimer|