The British Royal Mint is one of the world’s oldest operating mints, and is responsible for the production of some of the finest bullion coins in the world market today. A unique series of gold and silver coins is available in 2016 featuring the Queen’s image and that of the nation’s official symbol, a lion. Known as the Queen’s Beast Series, the 2016 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast coin is now available from JM Bullion.
- Individual coins ship in flips, lots of 10 ship in mint tubes.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of £100 (GBP) backed by the government of Britain.
- Features the latest Queen Elizabeth II portrait on the obverse.
- Queen’s Beast design on the reverse.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Around the 12th century, British monarchs adopted the Three Lions in the national shield. Prior to this time, only people or families had shields, making the British monarchs among the first to adopt this practice for nations.
Over the centuries, the lion has been depicted in various positions, or attitudes, in the design of British crests. On the Queen’s Beast series, the lion guards the heraldic shield of Britain in rampant position, denoted by its raised forepaws and erect position. This indicates the lion is ready to strike.
Each 2016 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast coin in this JM Bullion listing has a Brilliant Uncirculated grade. Coins in this condition show no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice minor flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks.
The obverse side of the coin features the all-new right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Replacing the 1998 design from Sir Ian Rank-Broadley, this design was unveiled in July 2015 for use on British coinage. Coin designer Jody Clark, at 33 years old, is the youngest to create the Queen’s portrait for the Royal Mint.
On the reverse is the image of the royal lion in rampant position, prepared to fiercely defend the heraldic shield of the nation. Engravings around the edge of the design field include “Lion of England,” “1 oz Fine Gold,” “9999,” and “2016.”
If you have any questions about this new product, please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion associates at 800-276-6508. You can also reach us online using our live chat and email features.