2022 Royal Tudor Beasts £2 Silver Proof – Lion of England


The 2022 Royal Tudor Beasts £2 Silver Proof - Lion of England

Silver Proof Two Pounds, 999 silver.. Diameter 38.61mm, Weight     31.21g.

The Royal Tudor Beasts from the Royal Mint commemorate the ten heraldic beasts that line the Moat Bridge of Hampton Court Palace. The Lion of England Five pounds coin was the second to be released in this series.

Created at the request of King Henry VIII, the 10 beasts are: The Seymour Panther, the Lion of England, the Bull of Clarence, the Tudor Dragon, the Greyhound of Richmond, the Royal Dragon, the Yale of Beaufort, the Seymour Unicorn, the Queen’s Panther and the Queen’s Lion.

The Reverse, by David Lawrence, shows the Lion of England and is surrounded by the simple legend "LION OF ENGLAND 2022".

Edge is inscribed "HAMPTON COURT PALACE  ROYAL TUDOR BEASTS".

The Obverse shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.

Maximum mintage is set at 7,010 and 6,000 of these were issed as a boxed Limited Edition.


Mintage: 7,010 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
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Elizabeth II (1952-Present)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
General Description: Silver Coins
This section is for the 1oz, 2oz, 5oz and 10oz coins in silver/silver proofs that do not fit into other categories.
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
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