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

Silver Two Ounces 2022 The Lion of England, Proof, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinSilver Two Ounces 2022 The Lion of England, Proof

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) silver coins are denominated as Five Pounds (£5).

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 Mintage2,006
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Silver Two Ounces 2022 The Lion of England, Proof - 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 · FID · DEF · 5 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 · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Silver Two Ounces 2022 The Lion of England, Proof - 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 black presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Royal Mint Product code: UK22TLE2S.
Date of issue: 21 February 2022.
Limited Edition 2,000 (boxed). Maximum Coin Mintage: 2,006.
Issue price: £185.00

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 (49) coins of type: Silver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Two Ounces 2016 Lion of England, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Red Dragon of Wales, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2017 Griffin of Edward III, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Unicorn of Scotland, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2018 Black Bull of Clarence, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Una and the Lion 3,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Falcon of the Plantagenets, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2019 Yale of Beaufort, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - Queen 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - Elton John 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Music Legends - David Bowie 550 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 Bond, James Bond 2,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 James Bond, Pay Attention 2,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 James Bond, Shaken not Stirred 2,007 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 White Lion of Mortimer, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 White Horse of Hanover, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2020 The Three Graces 3,510 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2020 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Britannia, Premium Exclusive 560 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Queen's 95th Birthday unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Britannia, Proof unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Lion of England, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Unicorn of Scotland, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Red Dragon of Wales, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Black Bull of Clarence, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Falcon of the Plantagenets, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Yale of Beaufort, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 White Lion of Mortimer, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 White Horse of Hanover, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 White Greyhound of Richmond, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Griffin of Edward III, Proof 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 The Queen's Beasts Completer Coin, Proof 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 The Queen's Beasts Completer Coin, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Music Legends - The Who 550 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Prince Philip 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Gothic Crown 4,006 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2021 Queen Victoria - Gothic 4,256 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee 1,000 Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Britannia 760 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Britannia - Womanhood 556 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2022 The Seymour Panther, Proof 2,006 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2022 The Lion of England, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2022 The Lion of England, Proof 2,006 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King Henry VII 710 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King James I 706 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2022 British Monarchs - King George I 756 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2022 City Views - London 1,506 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS ·
Silver Two Ounces 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Proof 1,256 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · FID · DEF · 5 POUNDS ·
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Silver Two Ounces 2022 The Lion of England, Proof: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeSilver Two Ounces (2 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value5 (x Pound)
Total Mintage2,006
Mintage Limit2,006
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerDavid Lawrence
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size40.000 mm
Mass62.420 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-AZZG-EYPL
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