2017 Queen Elizabeth II 'Lion of England' 1/4oz 999.9 Gold Proof Coin
2017 Queen Elizabeth II 'Lion of England' 1/4oz 999.9 Gold Proof Coin - Box / COA
The Lion of England is the crowned golden lion of England, which has been one of the supporters of the Royal Arms since the reign of Edward IV (1461–1483). It supports a shield showing the Arms of the United Kingdom as they have been since Queen Victoria's accession in 1837. In the first and last quarters of the shield are the arms of the House of Plantagenet (the "Lions of England", technically in heraldic language "Leopards of England"), taken from the arms of King Richard I (1157–1199), "The Lionheart". The lion and tressure (armorial border) of Scotland appear in the second, and the Harp of Ireland is in the third.
Throughout The Queen's Beasts Collection, the quarter ounce gold edition has proven to be particularly popular. Finished to Proof standard, the coin is an exemplar of the world-renowned precision and attention to detail for which The Royal Mint is known.
Alloy 999.9 fine gold
Reverse Designer Jody Clark
Obverse Designer Jody Clark