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About the 2021 UK 1 Oz Platinum The White Lion of Mortimer BU (Queen's Beasts Series)

This new one ounce platinum coin is the eighth release in a brand new series of ten issues. Each of the ten coins in this new series will feature a heraldic animal of the British Royal Family. In addition to this one ounce Platinum coin, the UK's Royal Mint also produces a 1 oz and 1/4 oz gold coin and a two oz and ten oz silver coin for each of the ten animals in the series.

Highlights of this coin:

  • Contains one troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
  • Minted at the Royal Mint in Wales.
  • Obverse design features a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, updated for 2021.
  • Reverse design features The Yale of Beaufort, one of England's most famous heraldic creatures.
  • Eigth of ten coins in a new series.

About the Royal Mint:

These are official sovereign gold coins guaranteed by the British government. You can find also other official United Kingdom Royal Mint coins available here.

In 1536, the infamous King Henry VIII commisioned the carving of ten stone sculptures in honor of his marriage to Jane Seymour (they were engaged the day after the execution of his previous wife, Anne Boleyn). Each of the ten animals depicted in the sculptures represent the heraldry of different branch of Henry and Jane's respective ancestries. These sculptures - the "King's Beasts" - stand to this day on a moat bridge at Henry VIII's primary English residence, Hampton Court Palace.

In advance of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953, some four hundred years later, a similar set of sculptures were commissioned. These sculptures also depicted the different mythical creatures representing the various branches of Elizabeth's family in the heraldic system. The sculptures themselves were plaster, not stone, and are now on display indoors at a museum in Canada. Stone replicas are on display in Kew Gardens, London.

This new series of coins from the Royal Mint honors these ten mythical creatures: the Queen's Beasts. In addition to a two ounce silver coin, a 1/4 oz gold coin and a one ounce gold coin will also be produced for each of the ten animals in the series.


The Royal Mint is one of the oldest and most well-respected national mints in the world. The purity and quality of these coins make them an excellent investment choice; in addition, because these coins are part of a unique series with a limited production run, they have the potential to acquire significant collectible (or, "numismatic") value, as well.

All orders from Monument Metals are shipped discretely, insured fully, and the products are guaranteed to be as described.

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Metal Type Platinum
Metal Weight 1
Grading Service Ungraded
Date 2021
Purity .9995 Fine Platinum
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom
Manufacturer Royal Mint

About the 2021 UK 1 Oz Platinum The White Lion of Mortimer BU (Queen's Beasts Series)

This new one ounce platinum coin is the eighth release in a brand new series of ten issues. Each of the ten coins in this new series will feature a heraldic animal of the British Royal Family. In addition to this one ounce Platinum coin, the UK's Royal Mint also produces a 1 oz and 1/4 oz gold coin and a two oz and ten oz silver coin for each of the ten animals in the series.

Highlights of this coin:

  • Contains one troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum.
  • Minted at the Royal Mint in Wales.
  • Obverse design features a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, updated for 2021.
  • Reverse design features The Yale of Beaufort, one of England's most famous heraldic creatures.
  • Eigth of ten coins in a new series.

About the Royal Mint:

These are official sovereign gold coins guaranteed by the British government. You can find also other official United Kingdom Royal Mint coins available here.

In 1536, the infamous King Henry VIII commisioned the carving of ten stone sculptures in honor of his marriage to Jane Seymour (they were engaged the day after the execution of his previous wife, Anne Boleyn). Each of the ten animals depicted in the sculptures represent the heraldry of different branch of Henry and Jane's respective ancestries. These sculptures - the "King's Beasts" - stand to this day on a moat bridge at Henry VIII's primary English residence, Hampton Court Palace.

In advance of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953, some four hundred years later, a similar set of sculptures were commissioned. These sculptures also depicted the different mythical creatures representing the various branches of Elizabeth's family in the heraldic system. The sculptures themselves were plaster, not stone, and are now on display indoors at a museum in Canada. Stone replicas are on display in Kew Gardens, London.

This new series of coins from the Royal Mint honors these ten mythical creatures: the Queen's Beasts. In addition to a two ounce silver coin, a 1/4 oz gold coin and a one ounce gold coin will also be produced for each of the ten animals in the series.


The Royal Mint is one of the oldest and most well-respected national mints in the world. The purity and quality of these coins make them an excellent investment choice; in addition, because these coins are part of a unique series with a limited production run, they have the potential to acquire significant collectible (or, "numismatic") value, as well.

All orders from Monument Metals are shipped discretely, insured fully, and the products are guaranteed to be as described.

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