The 2022 Lion of England Tudor Beasts 1 oz Silver Proof Coin is part of the Tudor Beasts Series.
Issued by the Royal Mint, this silver proof coin is the second release in the 10-coin series. Designed by David Lawrence, the reverse features the Lion of England holding the combined shield of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour.
This silver Tudor Beasts coin is struck from 999 fine silver and struck to a proof finish. It comes issued in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity. The coin has a limited edition presentation of just 6,000 coins.
For centuries the lion has been used as a heraldic symbol. Its origins can be traced all the way back to 1128, when King Henry I presented a shield of golden lions to one of his courtiers.
Epitomising strength, bravery and courage, the lion has continued to appear on royal coats of arms and heraldic shields.
The Tudor Beasts (also know as the King's Beasts) are a series of 10 heraldic statues lining the moat bridge at Hampton Court Palace. Made over 400 years ago, the statues were commissioned by Henry VIII, and represent his Tudor ancestry as well as his marriage to his third wife, Jane Seymour.
The obverse bears the Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
2022 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
The reverse was designed by David Lawrence and shows a crowned lion holding a shield. The words “LION OF ENGLAND” appear at the top, with the year “2022” at the bottom.
The shield features the combined arms of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour. The merging of the two coat of arms represents the strength of the couple.
|Weight / Size||1 Ounce|
|Silver Weight Troy Ounces||1|
|Fineness / Carat||0.999 Fine|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||David Lawrence|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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