The 1 oz platinum white lion coin shows a profile of the White Lion of Mortimer placing one paw on a shield on the obverse side. The shield itself is emblazoned with a white rose encircled by the sun. The lion is the heraldic symbol of Anne de Mortimer (born in 1388), the 16th great-grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II.
On the reverse side, we can see Jody Clarke’s famous fifth portrait of the Queen along with the coin’s nominal face value of £100.
The 1 oz platinum White Lion is struck in 0.9995 fine platinum, with a reeded edge and a diameter of 32.69 mm. Platinum offers precious metal investors an opportunity to diversify their holdings away from gold and silver while still reaping the benefits of a physical precious metal investment, such as personal ownership of a tangible asset and a means of avoiding a flawed digital banking system. Of course, many investors also cite the simple joy of handling and viewing these beautiful metal coins for themselves.
About the Queen’s Beasts series
The Queen’s Beasts series is based on ten statues on display during the Queen’s coronation in 1953, each one connected to the Queen’s heraldry and bearing a shield with a family symbol of her ancestors. The Mint issued an eleventh “Completer Coin” in 2021, featuring all ten of the series’s heraldic beasts on a single coin.
The Royal Mint was founded in the year 886, making it the second-oldest mint worldwide after France’s Monnaie de Paris. The mint is known for its high quality and long-standing reputation, and the Queen’s Beast series has proven to be particularly popular due to the rich history behind each coin.
- Issued by the second-oldest mint in the world with over 1,100 years in operation
- Honors English royal history dating back to Queen Elizabeth’s ancestor Anne de Mortimer
- 1 troy ounce of 0.9995 fine platinum with a reeded edge
- A stunning design that catches the eyes of investors and enthusiasts alike
*We pack individual coins in plastic sleeves for protection before shipping. If you order 10+ of the same coin, we’ll secure them in protective tubes before shipping.