The Royal Tudor Beasts Collection is inspired by a series of heraldic statues at Moat Bridge of Hampton Court Palace that represent the lineage of Henry VIII and his third queen, Jane Seymour. They are symbols of the strength of the Tudor dynasty and, as subjects for coinage, are a clever means of celebrating a fascinating period of British history.
The Lion of England is the first of the ten heraldic creatures that stand guard over the moat outside Hampton Court Palace in the form of fearsome statues. Historically known as the 'king of the beasts', the Lion of England is one of the oldest and most iconic beasts in heraldic art and is a traditional symbol of bravery, strength and valour.
Designed by David Lawrence, the reverse of coin features the Lion of England in an intimidating pose, holding a shield with the combined arms of King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, which symbolizes the strength of the couple’s union. The obverse shows the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, which was designed by Jody Clark.
．Contains 2oz of 99.99% fine silver
．The first BU design in the Tudor beasts Series
．The coin is individually packaged in a single coin capsule