Gold Two Ounces 2022 The Lion of England, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Two Ounces 2022 The Lion of England, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Two Ounces 2022 The Lion of England

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The two ounce (2 oz) gold coins are denominated as Two Hundred Pounds (£200).

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 second out of ten designs from the Royal Tudor Beasts Collection - coins depicting heraldic animals representing the Medieval Tudor dynasty which ruled England between 1485 and 1603.

The beasts line the Moat Bridge of Hampton Court Palace. Created at the behest of King Henry VIII, they symbolised the legitimacy of the king’s rule by portraying his regal ancestry.

This design features the Lion of England - one of the oldest and most iconic beasts in heraldry. It first appeared on royal emblems in the twelfth century and has been part of the shield of England for as long as it has existed. Chosen to represent pride and courage, the Lion of England on the Moat Bridge at Hampton Court Palace holds a shield bearing the impaled - or combined - arms of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, symbolising the strength of the couple’s union.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage181
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Two Ounces 2022 The 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 · 200 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 · 200 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Two Ounces 2022 The Lion of England - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin show at its centre the roaring Lion of England, sitting erect with its head turned to the right. The lion is crowned and holds a shield displaying the combined arms of King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, symbolising the strength of the couple’s union.

The designer's signature DL (for David Lawrence) is in small handwritten letters in the right field, behind the lion's tail.

Around the rim, interrupted by the crown on the lion's head, the inscription LION OF ENGLAND.

Around below, the date · 2022 ·.

Reverse Inscription LION OF ENGLAND · 2022 ·
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: in mahogany presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Royal Mint Product code: UK22TLE2G.
Date of issue: 21 February 2022.
Limited Edition 175 (boxed). Maximum Coin Mintage: 181.
Issue price: £4,775.00

See also

Royal Tudor Beasts - The Lion of England design was issued in a variety of formats:
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, The Lion of England, 2022
- 2 kg Gold Proof, The Lion of England, 2022
- 5 oz Gold Proof, The Lion of England, 2022
- 2 oz Gold Proof, The Lion of England, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, The Lion of England, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Proof, The Lion of England, 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion, The Lion of England, 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, The Lion of England, 2022
- 1 kg Silver Proof, The Lion of England, 2022
- 10 oz Silver Bullion, The Lion of England, 2022
- 10 oz Silver Proof, The Lion of England, 2022
- 5 oz Silver Proof, The Lion of England, 2022
- 2 oz Silver Bullion, The Lion of England, 2022
- 2 oz Silver Proof, The Lion of England, 2022
- 1 oz Silver Proof, The Lion of England, 2022
- £5 CuproNickel, Brilliant Uncirculated, The Lion of England, 2022

All (29) coins of type: Gold Two Ounces (2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Two Ounces 2019 Britannia 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2019 Una and the Lion 225 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Britannia unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - Queen 53 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - Elton John 50 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 Bond, James Bond unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 James Bond, Pay Attention unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 James Bond, Shaken not Stirred unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2020 The Three Graces 335 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday 210 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Prince Philip 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Britannia, Premium Exclusive unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Britannia, Proof 103 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Music Legends - The Who 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Gothic Crown 411 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2021 Queen Victoria - Gothic 406 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee 206 Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Britannia 106 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Duke of Cambridge Birthday 106 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Britannia - Womanhood 106 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 The Seymour Panther 356 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 The Lion of England 181 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King Henry VII 195 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King James I 166 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King George I 126 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 City Views - London 256 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II 726 King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2023 The Yale of Beaufort 106 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS ·
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Gold Two Ounces 2022 The Lion of England: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value200 (x Pound)
Total Mintage181
Mintage Limit181
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerDavid Lawrence
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass62.420 g
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-QJMW-OJYG
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