2020 Queen Elizabeth II 'White Lion of Mortimer' 1/4oz 999.9 Gold Proof Coin
2020 Queen Elizabeth II 'White Lion of Mortimer' 1/4oz 999.9 Gold Proof Coin - Box / COA
The White Lion of Mortimer descends to the Queen through Edward IV. The shield shows a white rose encircled by a golden sun, known heraldically as a ‘white rose en soleil’ which is really a combination of two distinct badges. Both of these appear on the Great Seals of Edward IV and Richard III, and were used by George VI when Duke of York. Unlike the Lion of England, this beast is uncrowned.
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