2020 28.28 gram Great Britain The Queen’s Beasts - The White Lion of Mortimer Cupro - Nickel Coin BU

 

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The Royal Mint is excited to introduce a new coin to The Queen’s Beasts Collection.

The coin design is inspired by ancient symbols of power and identity, the range brings to life the ten imposing statues that lined the entrance to Westminster Abbey in 1953 at the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen.

About The White Lion of Mortimer: 

The White Lion of Mortimer is another beast inherited by the Queen from Edward IV of the House of York, as is the Black Bull. It was a symbol of King George VI - Queen Elizabeth II's father - prior to his coronation.

The Mortimer lion has no crown and has a blue tongue and holds a Yorkist shield bearing a ‘white rose en Soleil’ (golden sun) on a half and half background.

Features of the coin: 

  • The coin is finished in Brilliant Uncirculated standard
  • A new coin to the Queen's Beasts collection 
  • This interpretation of the White Lion of Mortimer is the 7th design in The Queen’s Beasts Collection
More Information
Year 2020
Metal Content Cupro-nickel
Denomination GBP 5
Condition Brilliant Uncirculated
Country United Kingdom
Manufacturer The Royal Mint
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Series Queen's Beast