2oz Queens Beast White Lion of Mortimer Silver Coin 2020
The eighth release of the Queen’s Beast series features the White Lion of Mortimer, commemorated in 2 ounces of .9999 fine Silver
The 2020 Queen’s Beasts Silver White Lion coin is the eighth 2 oz Silver British Bullion coin from the Royal Mint. Add the eighth coin of this popular 10-coin series to your cart today!
When Her Majesty The Queen was crowned in 1953, the entrance to Westminster Abbey was guarded by ten fantastical creatures. The Queen’s Beasts were six-foot tall statues that symbolized the heritage and history Queen Elizabeth II inherited that day. These royal protectors have been brought to life in a collection named in their honour, which began in the year The Queen became the world’s longest reigning living monarch.
The White Lion of Mortimer descended to the Queen through Edward IV. The shield shows a white rose encircled by a sun, known as “white rose en soleil”. Both of these appear on the Great Seals of Edward IV and Richard III, and were used by George VI while Duke of York. The White Lion is uncrowned, unlike the Lion of England.