2016 1oz Gold Coin Queen’s Beast Lion
2016 Queens Beast 1oz Gold Lion
Manufacturer: ROYAL MINT
The Lion of England is the first in the series of the ten Queens Beasts taking inspiration from centuries of royal heraldry. The Lion is taken from Richard I “The Lionheart” coat of arms after his reputation as a great military leader.
The Original 10 statues, sculptured by James Woodford in 1953, stood guard to Her Majesty The Queen’s Coronation. These statues are now housed in Quebec, Canada at the Canadian Museum of History. Stone replicas can be found in Kew Gardens, London.