The Tutor Beasts Series features the ten heraldic Royal Beasts that line the Moat Bridge of Hampton Court Palace. Created at the behest of Henry VIII, the beasts symbolised the legitimacy of the king’s rule by portraying his regal ancestry.
The first coin in the bullion version features the Lion of England. The Lion of England is one of the oldest and most iconic beasts in heraldry. It first appeared on royal emblems in the twelfth century and has been part of the shield of England for as long as it has existed. Chosen to represent pride and courage, the Lion of England on the Moat Bridge at Hampton Court Palace holds a shield bearing the impaled – or combined – arms of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, symbolising the strength of the couple’s union.
Contains 2 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
The first release in the new Tudor beasts Series
Packing: 10 or more coins come in tubes and 200 coins are packaged in Monster Boxes.
Obverse: Displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the face value of 5 pounds.
Reverse: Displays the majestic Lion that is found lining the Moat Bridge of Hampton Court Palace
Sovereign coin minted by The Royal Mintand backed by the British government.