2016 Queen’s Beast Lion 1oz PCGS – MS69
|Variety||Queen’s Beasts – Lion|
|Holder Type||PCGS Gold Shield|
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2016 1oz 24k Gold Queens Beast ‘Lion’ Mint State 69 ‘All but Perfect’
MS69: Un-Circulated with perfect lustre, sharp, attractive strike and very exceptional eye appeal. A perfect coin except for microscopic flaws (8x magnification) in planchet (pre-strike), strike or contact marks.
Weight (grams): 31.21
Pure gold content (grams): 31.103
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This beautiful coin is the first of a series of ten that will feature the “Queen’s Beasts”. The Queen’s Beasts are ten statues which stood guard for the Queen’s Coronation, sculpted by James Woodford RA in 1953. The Queen’s Beasts are still standing, but are currently housed at the Canadian Museum of History in Quebec, Canada. Stone replicas of the statues can be found at Kew Gardens in London.
The first coin features the Lion of England and has a beautiful high relief. The coin is 24-carat (or 999.9 purity) and contains one ounce of gold. The Royal Mint issued an initial 5,000 coins, though the Queen’s Beast series is officially of unlimited mintage until the end of the year of issue.
Just like other British currency, this coin will be also be exempt of any Capital Gains Tax.