GOLD LINKS proudly offers the White Lion of Mortimer from Britain’s Royal Mint. It is 8th in the popular gold Queens Beasts coin series which will ultimately include 10 designs. The Royal Mint just released this beautiful coin and the mintage will be limited. When the next bullion coin in the series is issued, production of White Lion gold coins will end forever. Add one to your collection while you still can.
The series commemorates the ten imposing statues that lined the entrance to Westminster Abbey in 1953 at the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen. The statues were of the heraldic beasts – ancient symbols of power representing noble families and houses in the Queen’s line of ancestors.
The White Lion of Mortimer links Queen Elizabeth to King Edward IV. The coin’s reverse shows the Lion clutching a shield emblazoned with a white rose encircled by a golden sun – the ‘white rose en soleil’. The same symbols appear on Great Seals of Edward IV and Richard III, as well as George VI.
The White Lion should not be confused with the first coin in the series – which depicts the Lion of England. The heraldic shield with the simple rose and sunburst design is quite different from the one portrayed with the Lion of England, which is divided in four quadrants with four separate symbols. The White Lion is also uncrowned, while the Lion of England wears the royal crown.
The coin’s obverse carries the iconic portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The weight and purity of this sovereign coin is guaranteed by the British government.
This sovereign coin is offered in 1 oz, .9999 pure gold
- An exclusive bullion coin from The Royal Mint’s prestigious Queen’s Beasts Collection
- Minted in 999.9 fine gold to bullion standard
- Both the coin’s obverse and reverse have been created by Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark
- Struck by The Royal Mint, the home of every official United Kingdom coin struck during Her Majesty The Queen’s reign
These stunning gold coins are carefully crafted and issued in limited release. If that isn’t enough to make them stand out, the beautiful image of the White Lion and shield of Mortimer on the coin’s reverse certainly will. Each is minted with .9999 pure gold, and denominated with £100 (British pounds). The coins ship from the mint in boxes of 100 coins — 10 tubes filled with 10 coins each, though investors may buy in any quantity, with no minimum purchase.
Britain’s Royal Mint has been minting the coins of the realm for more than a thousand years. Sir Isaac Newton served as Warden of the Mint in 1696. Among other duties, he was responsible for investigating counterfeit coins. After 3 years in that role, he was appointed Master of the Mint, a title he retained until his death in 1727.