The 2016 UK Queen's Beasts The Lion 2oz Silver Coin was the first release in the exclusive Queen's Beasts bullion range from The Royal Mint. The coin's reverse features a majestic lion and details the coin's weight, fineness and year-date.
The obverse design depicts the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, and the monetary denomination of £5. Both the obverse and reverse are by renowned British Coin Designer Jody Clark.
- Weighs 2 Troy Ounces and is 999.9 Silver.
- Minted by The Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales.
- Fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Capital Gains Tax Exempt.
- VAT Free.
- Finished to bullion standard.
- Dimensions: Diameter: 38.61mm. Thickness: 6.00mm.
This coin was the first in the series of ten designs that celebrate each of The Queen’s Beasts. The Queen’s Beasts bullion range celebrates the British Monarchy and the centuries of fascinating heraldry that has been a part of their story.
At the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, ten heraldic beasts stood guard. The plaster models were created for the occasion, symbolising the various strands of royal ancestry brought together in a young woman about to be crowned queen.
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These coins are sold on the second-hand margin scheme, so there is no VAT for the customer to pay.