An extremely popular issue by the Royal Mint with tiny mintage of 445 (2nd lowest QB 1oz gold proof mintage). PCGS graded PR69DC but I couldn't really tell why it does not receive a perfect grade. The Queens Beasts are ten heraldic statues depicting the genealogy of Queen Elizabeth II. The statues were created by the British sculptor James Woodford in 1953 for the Queens coronation, and temporarily set up in front of the western annex to Westminster Abbey, the coronation church of the British monarchy. Today, the almost 2meter high painted plaster figures are on display in the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa.As noted by the mint, The White Lion came to The Queen through Edward IV who inherited the creature from his grandmother, heiress of the Mortimers. Although Edward sometimes used the White Lion as a supporter of his Royal Arms, unlike the Lion of England the White Lion of Mortimer has no crown and its tongue and claws are blue rather than red. In heraldry lions are often rampant, standing with forepaws raised, but the Lion of Mortimer is often shown sitting rather like a tamed dog with its tail between its legs. The White Lion of The Queens Beasts holds a Yorkist shield of blue and murrey or mulberry colour with a white rose en soleil, a white rose on a golden sun, combining emblems that were used by both Edward IV and Richard III. It was a badge used by George VI, The Queens father, when he was Duke of York. The item "2019 Great Britain Queen's Beasts White Lion 1oz Gold Proof Coin PCGS PR69 DCAM" is in sale since Monday, May 25, 2020.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\UK (Great Britain)\Commemorative". The seller is "*tada*" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.