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2017 Great Britain 500 Pound 5-oz Gold Queen's Beasts The Lion NGC PF70UCAM First Releases
This Gold Lion Roars as the First of the Queen's Beasts!
This bold 2017 Lion Proof is the first in a series of 10 coins featuring The Queen's Beasts, a collection of mythical and real animals lifted from Middle Ages heraldry and portrayed on stunning proofs with frosted details and mirrored surfaces. This five ounce, 99.99% pure gold example is struck by The Royal Mint and is graded perfect Proof-70 Ultra Cameo First Releases (PF70UC FR) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC).
Only 125 were minted, and as an important distributor for The Royal Mint, we're pleased to offer you the very first coins struck. Coins at the very front of a production run are believed by many collectors to show the sharpest images and most deeply mirrored surfaces of them all.
The animals in the series are inspired by a set of sculptures created in 1953 for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Upcoming designs in the series will depict a griffin, a falcon, a black bull, a yale (a goat-like creature with huge horns), a white lion, a white greyhound, a red dragon, a unicorn and a white horse.
If the bold design of this first proof is any indication of the designs to come, and considering the low mintage of this £500 (five hundred pound) gold proof, you won't want to miss adding this to your collection now!
|Year of Issue||2017|
|Mint Name||The Royal Mint|
|Coin Weight||156.29 Grams - g|
|Weight||5 Ounces - oz|