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  • The Lion of England 2017
  • Learn about the beasts in the specially designed packaging
  • New for 2017 editions struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard

The Pride of England 2018 £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Article Number: 1392550109

  • Previously only available in precious metals
  • New edition struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard
  • Learn about the beasts in the specially designed packaging
  • These coins will not enter circulation
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Bravery, Strength & Valour

We may not have won the World Cup, but 2018's England team certainly proved they were the Pride of Britain, with the men's team making it all the way to the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years.

It really is a magnificent depiction of a rampant lion holding the escutcheon bearing the coat of arms - a Palace approved design. Around the edge of the face reads LION OF ENGLAND 2017. The obverse features the fifth portrait of The Queen to be used on coins. Both the obverse and reverse were designed by Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark.

This exquisite design is captured on a Brilliant Uncirculated cupro-nickel coin. It's delivered in a beautifully designed England packaging, so you'll always remember the heart-stopping highs of the 2018 World Cup.

The Lion of England is the first release in the collection. Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark has taken centuries of tradition and combined it with contemporary design to create a series of dynamic reverse designs.

The Queen's Beasts Coins

When Her Majesty The Queen was crowned in 1953, the entrance to Westminster Abbey was guarded by 10 fantastical creatures – The Queen’s Beasts. This awe-inspiring line up of heraldic beasts symbolised the centuries of heritage inherited by the young woman about to be crowned queen.

The collection is a series of 10 coins from The Royal Mint, inspired by the ancestral beasts of heraldry, myth and legend that have watched over The Queen throughout her unprecedented reign, from her coronation to her Sapphire Jubilee.

Mintage: Unlimited
Year of Issue: 2017
Collection: The Queen's Beasts 2017
Country of Issue: United Kingdom
Metal: Cupro-Nickel
Quality: Brilliant Uncirculated
Mint: The Royal Mint
Currency: Pound
Diameter: 38.61mm
Weight: 28.28g

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