Why purchase this £5 Great Britain 2020 2 oz Silver Queen's Beasts - White Lion of Mortimer?
In 2016, the British Royal Mint began the Queen's Beasts Series. When complete, the collection will consist of ten coins, each of which celebrates one of the creatures that was present in stone form at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. This White Lion of Mortimer is the seventh issue overall and the second lion in the series. It was struck from 2 oz of .9999 fine silver.
Striking White Lion of Mortimer Design by Jody Clark
Dominating the obverse is a right-side portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. Clark shows the monarch wearing earrings and the crown that she traditionally wears to the State Opening of Parliament, her Royal Diamond Diadem. Her effigy is encircled by two sets of rim inscriptions, her name and abbreviated Latin title, "ELIZABETH II D G REG F D," and the coin's face value, "5 POUNDS."
Clark also designed the reverse, where the White Lion of Mortimer belts out a loud roar. The animal is seated and balances a shield with one of his front paws. The image is encircled by a rim frame in which there are several inscriptions. They include the creature's name, "WHITE LION OF MORTIMER," the coin's weight and purity, "2 OZ FINE SILVER 999.9," and the date, "2020."
Virtually Flawless MS69 FDI with Exclusive Queen's Beast Label
Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) provided the grading information for this coin on a label that celebrates the Queen's Beasts Series. It has an image of Buckingham Palace. The grading company certified the coin First Day of Issue, which means that it was submitted through an exclusive process, and graded it Mint State 69. To receive a MS69 grade, a coin must appear perfect to the unaided eye.
Add this Queen's Beasts 2020 £5 Great Britain 2 oz Silver White Lion of Mortimer to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2020|
|Release Type:||First Day of Issue|
|Label/Signature:||Exclusive Queen's Beasts Label|
|Display Weight:||2 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||62.207 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||2 oz|
|Legal Tender:||Great Britain|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||White Lion of Mortimer|