Una and the Lion returns

In 2019, The Royal Mint launched The Great Engravers, a new collection honouring prominent artists from the mint’s past. The first in the series is ‘Una and the Lion’, a coin of stunning artistry and beautifully intricate detail celebrating its engraver William Wyon, RA (1795-1851). For this edition, the coin was reverse engineered using dies remastered from the original and brought back to life using modern minting techniques. Struck in gold and silver and finished to the finest Proof standard,…

In 2019, The Royal Mint launched The Great Engravers, a new collection honouring prominent artists from the mint’s past. The first in the series is ‘Una and the Lion’, a coin of stunning artistry and beautifully intricate detail celebrating its engraver William Wyon, RA (1795-1851). For this edition, the coin was reverse engineered using dies remastered from the original and brought back to life using modern minting techniques. Struck in gold and silver and finished to the finest Proof standard,…

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The Queen’s Beasts Collection: A series of 10 coins from the Royal Mint

In the first of a two-part series, we look at the six original ‘King’s Beasts’ of the ten heraldic statues representing the genealogy of Queen Elizabeth II. In part two, we focus on the remaining four, which were added for the Queen’s coronation in 1953. In 2016 the Royal Mint issued its first coin in the 10-coin ‘Queen’s Beasts’ series. The heraldic beasts on the coins illustrate Elizabeth II’s ancestry, the original six of which are based on Henry VIII’s ‘King’s…

In the first of a two-part series, we look at the six original ‘King’s Beasts’ of the ten heraldic statues representing the genealogy of Queen Elizabeth II. In part two, we focus on the remaining four, which were added for the Queen’s coronation in 1953. In 2016 the Royal Mint issued its first coin in the 10-coin ‘Queen’s Beasts’ series. The heraldic beasts on the coins illustrate Elizabeth II’s ancestry, the original six of which are based on Henry VIII’s ‘King’s…

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