Gold Five Ounces 2017 Lion of England, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The five ounces (5 oz) gold coins are denominated as either ten pounds (£10) or five hundred pounds (£500).

The coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at bullion investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art. The coins are typically "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with smaller denominations with the same reverse designs.

This coin type is the first from a series of ten coin designs known as the Queen's Beasts.

The Queen's Beasts are British coins issued by the Royal Mint in platinum, gold, and silver since 2016. Each of the coins in the series features a stylized version of one of the heraldic Queen's Beasts statues present at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II representing her royal line of ancestry. It was announced that engraver Jody Clark will design the entire series; he is best known for also designing the Queen's Fifth definitive portrait, which is on the obverse of the coins.

The Queen's Beasts heraldic statues representing the genealogy of Queen Elizabeth II stood in front of the temporary western annexe to Westminster Abbey for the Queen's coronation in 1953. Each of The Queen's Beasts consists of an heraldic beast supporting a shield bearing a badge or arms of a family associated with the ancestry of Queen Elizabeth II. They were commissioned by the British Ministry of Works from sculptor James Woodford. The statues were uncoloured except for their shields at the coronation. They are now on display in the Canadian Museum of History. There are other statues of the Queen's Beasts, sometimes referred to as the King's Beasts, at Hampton Court Palace and Kew Gardens in London, and on the roof of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

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 King 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 lions of England, taken from the arms of Richard I "The Lionheart" (1157- 1199). The lion and tressure (armorial border) of Scotland appear in the second, and the harp of Ireland is in the third.

The gold five ounce coin was issued in a mahogany presentation box, Royal Mint Product Code: UK17QBG5, issue price: £9,995.00, with issue limit boxed of 100 and maximum coin mintage 125, in Proof FDC grade only.

Information about: Gold Five Ounces 2017 Lion of England, Coin from United Kingdom
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Five Ounces 2017 Lion of England - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Five Ounces 2017 Lion of England - reverse photo

The reverse features the crowned Lion of England standing on its hind legs, ready to defend the kingdom. It holds the Royal Shield of Arms of the United Kingdom.

Around below, the inscription LION OF ENGLAND. Around above, interrupted by the crown, the date · 2017 ·.

The artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark) are in the lower left field next to the shield.

Reverse Inscription LION OF ENGLAND · 2017 ·
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Notes

From the Royal Mint web page about the coin:
"The lion is a traditional symbol of courage and strength, an intimidating but graceful figure that regularly appears in emblems and coin designs. The ‘King of the Beasts’ resonates with each of the United Kingdom’s home nations, making it a fitting choice for The Queen’s Beasts - the heraldic symbols inherited by Her Majesty The Queen when she was crowned in 1953.

The Lion of England is the first release in the collection. Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark has taken centuries of tradition and combined it with contemporary design to create a series of dynamic reverse designs. Jody’s interpretation of the lion is joined by his coinage portrait of Her Majesty on the obverse. The coin is struck in five ounces of 999.9 fine gold, is finished to Proof standard and comes with a booklet produced in collaboration with Clive Cheesman, Richmond Herald at the College of Arms."

See also

Coins in the Queen's Beasts series featuring the Lion of England include:
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, Lion of England, 2017
- 1 kg Gold Proof, Lion of England, 2017
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Lion of England, 2017
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Lion of England, 2017
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Lion of England, 2016
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Lion of England, 2017
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Lion of England, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion, Lion of England, 2016
- 1 kg Silver Proof, Lion of England, 2017
- 10 oz Silver Proof, Lion of England, 2017
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, Lion of England, 2017
- 5 oz Silver Proof, Lion of England, 2017
- 2 oz Silver Proof, Lion of England, 2021
- 2 oz Silver Bullion, Lion of England, 2016
- 1 oz Silver Proof, Lion of England, 2017
- 1/4 oz Silver Proof, Lion of England, 2021
- £5 Copper-Nickel Brilliant Uncirculated, Lion of England, 2017
- £5 Copper-Nickel Brilliant Uncirculated, Lion of England, 2018
- £5 Copper-Nickel Brilliant Uncirculated, Lion of England, 2019

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All (91) coins of type: Gold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Five Ounces 2012 London Olympics 193 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG F · D · TEN POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2012 Diamond Jubilee 140 ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · TEN POUNDS
Gold Five Ounces 2013 Britannia 61 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 500 ' POUNDS '
Gold Five Ounces 2013 Coronation Anniversary 74 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D TEN POUNDS · 2013
Gold Five Ounces 2013 Prince George Christening 48 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG F · D · TEN POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2014 WW1 - Outbreak 36 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG F · D TEN POUNDS
Gold Five Ounces 2014 Britannia 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 500 ' POUNDS '
Gold Five Ounces 2015 Year of the Sheep 26 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH ' II ' D ' G REG ' FID ' DEF ' 500 ' POUNDS '
Gold Five Ounces 2015 Churchill 48 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D 10 POUNDS · 2015
Gold Five Ounces 2015 World War One 17 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2015 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2015 Longest Reigning Monarch 180 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by James Butler ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · F · D · TEN POUNDS · 2015
Gold Five Ounce 2015 Princess Charlotte Christening unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2015 Britannia 60 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Year of the Monkey unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 WW1 - Poetry and Language unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Queen's 90th Birthday 170 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2016 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Shakespeare 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2016 Britannia 64 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Year of the Rooster 35 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Platinum Wedding 115 ELIZABETH II D G REG F D · PHILIP PRINCEPS · TEN POUNDS
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Sapphire Jubilee 110 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 WW1 Centenary 27 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Lion of England 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Unicorn of Scotland 75 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2017 Britannia 106 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Britannia 69 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Year of the Dog 34 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounce 2018 Four Generations 67 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Sapphire Jubilee 82 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Armistice unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Red Dragon of Wales 90 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2018 Black Bull of Clarence 70 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Britannia 60 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Year of the Pig 38 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Legend of the Ravens 21 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Ceremony of the Keys 29 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Yeoman Warders 23 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Crown Jewels 33 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Una and the Lion 65 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Victoria and Albert 70 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2019 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Falcon of the Plantagenets 71 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2019 Yale of Beaufort 60 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Year of the Rat 28 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Britannia 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 King George III 45 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 James Bond 63 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 End of World War Two 34 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 White Lion of Mortimer 60 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 White Horse of Hanover 59 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 The Three Graces 160 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Music Legends - Queen 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Music Legends - Elton John 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie 60 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Year of the Ox 28 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Britannia 80 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday 149 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Prince Philip 29 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
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Gold Five Ounces 2021 Music Legends - The Who 46 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Gothic Crown 175 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2021 Queen Victoria - Gothic 166 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2021 ·
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Gold Five Ounces 2022 Britannia 106 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Duke of Cambridge Birthday 40 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
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Gold Five Ounces 2022 The Seymour Panther 131 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS ·
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Gold Five Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King Henry VII 81 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King James I 56 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King George I 56 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King Edward VII 56 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Music Legends - The Rolling Stones 36 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
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Gold Five Ounces 2017 Lion of England: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2017
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
ReverseRoyal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
Face Value500 (x Pound)
Total Mintage100
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJody Clark
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.0000 mm
Mass156.3000 g
OCC IDRMKG-EZAC-DNWA-ONXQ
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