NEW COIN - The Royal Mint's Queen's Beast 2020 'White Lion' Coins

NEW COIN - The Royal Mint's Queen's Beast 2020 'White Lion' Coins

The Queen's Beast series returns with a new edition! Please allow us to introduce, the 2020 White Lion of Mortimer is now available in both 1oz gold and 2oz silver

 

Front 1oz Gold Queen's Beasts The White Lion of Mortimer, 2020

 

The White Lion of Mortimer

The White Lion came to the Queen of England through Edward IV, after inheriting the Mortimer animal emblem from his grandmother. Edward sometimes used the White Lion on his Royal Coat of Arms. Unlike the Lion of England, the White Lion of Mortimer wears no crown. Classic depictions show its tongue and claws being blue and is often sitting rather like a tamed dog with its tail down between its legs.

The classic image also shows the beast near the shield of a white rose encircled by a golden sun, known heraldically as a ‘White Rose en Soleil’. This was basically a combination of two emblems - the white rose of the House of York, and the sunburst emblem of his predecessor, Richard II. Most recently, the White Lion has been was used by George VI (The Queen’s father) when he became Duke of York in 1920.

 

  

The Mortimer Family

The Mortimers were a powerful aristocratic family from the Welsh Marches, in Herefordshire, held the title of Earl of March since the fourteenth century. 

One of its earliest recorded members is Ranulph de Mortimer, Seigneur of St. Victor-en-Caux in Normandy, who was granted lands in Herefordshire and Shropshire before 1086 by William the Conqueror. Mortimer rose in rebellion against the Conqueror's successor William II 'Rufus' in 1088.

Coming from a successful line, Roger Mortimer is arguably one of the most notable. 1st Baron Mortimer, of Wigmore (1231 - 30 October 1282) was a loyal ally of King Henry III. In 1256 Mortimer's cousin, Llywelyn ap Gruffydd invaded his lands of Gwrtheyrnion or Rhayader which led to war between the two, the war continued until they both Roger and Llywelyn died in 1282. 

Roger Mortimer's grave reads, "here lies buried, glittering with praise, Roger the pure, Roger Mortimer the second, called Lord of Wigmore by those who held him dear. While he lived all Wales feared his power, and given as a gift to him all Wales remained his. It knew his campaigns, he subjected it to torment."

 

Front 2oz Silver Queen's Beasts The White Lion of Mortimer, 2020

 

Coin Design

The Lion of Mortimer is the 8th addition to The Royal Mint's Queen's Beast series. On this coin design, the white lion stands side-on facing right. His strong, muscular arm holds on to the shield bearing the ‘White Rose en Soleil’. His mouth is open in a roar as it lifts its left hand in triumph.

The obverse design depicts the fifth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, and the monetary denomination. Both the obverse and reverse are designed by British Coin Designer Jody Clark, creator of the latest definitive portrait of The Queen on UK coinage, and marked on the coin with the letters 'JC' on the front. 

 

  

Availability

The eagerly awaited White Lion of Mortimer has finally arrived and is now available in both 1oz Gold and 2oz Silver bullion coins. Bleyer sell these coins individually, but we also offer quantities of 10 in Royal Mint tubes and even Monster boxes, so give us a call if this interests you (01769 618 618). We have stock in our UK office for immediate despatch so don't delay, order today! 

  

1oz Gold Queen's Beasts White Lion, 2020

1oz Gold Queen's Beasts Yale Front Design
  • Limited edition coin produced by The Royal Mint
  • Eighth design in the ten-part Queen's Beasts series
  • Each 1oz Gold Beast contains 1 troy ounce (31.1035 grams) of 999.9 fine gold
  • Price inclusive of insured delivery to a UK address
  • Legal tender in the UK, CGT exempt (UK) VAT Free (UK/EC)
  • Face value: £100 (GBP)
  • UK Government assurance of weight and purity
  • Bleyer Bullion is an authorised retailer of Royal Mint products
  • Order your 1oz Gold UK Queen's Beast White Lion Coin today.

 

2oz Silver UK Queen's Beasts White Lion, 2020

2oz Silver UK Queen's Beasts Yale Front Design
  • Each 2oz silver Beast contains 2 troy ounces (62.207 grams) of 999.9 fine silver
  • Price inclusive of VAT and insured delivery to a UK address
  • Legal tender in the UK, CGT exempt (UK)
  • Face value: £5 (GBP)
  • Tier pricing reflects combined postage and wholesale purchase discounts 
  • Single coins will be supplied in plastic flips, mutliples of 10 in Royal Mint Tubes
  • Bleyer Bullion is an authorised retailer of Royal Mint products
  • Order your 2oz Silver UK Queen's Beast White Lion Coin today.

 

2oz Silver Queen's Beasts Coin Set

2oz Silver Queen's Beasts Coin Set
  • Save £12.00 when you purchase this set vs buying the coins individually
  • Limited edition coins produced by The Royal Mint
  • This set contains the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth designs in the 10 part Queen's Beasts series
  • Each 2oz silver Beast contains 2 troy ounces (62.207 grams) of 999.9 fine silver
  • This set contains a total of 311.035 grams of fine .999 silver
  • Price inclusive of VAT and insured delivery to a UK address
  • Legal tender in the UK, CGT exempt (UK)
  • Face value of each coin: £5 (GBP)
  • Order your 2oz Silver UK Queen's Beast Set today.
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