The UK’s Royal Mint has recently expanded its popular Queen’s Beasts series with the debut of the 2021 White Lion of Mortimer one-ounce platinum bullion coin. The arrival of the White Lion of Mortimer brings the total number of platinum coins available in the series to eight, with a further two in the pipeline.
All the platinum bullion coins in the Queen’s Beasts series are struck in .9995 fine platinum and minted to The Royal Mint’s bullion standard. They are also exempt from UK Capital Gains Tax for UK residents.
Now in its fifth year, the Queen’s Beasts series was launched in recognition of Queen Elizabeth II becoming the world’s longest-serving monarch in 2016, having acceded to the throne 64 years previously, with coins in the series depicting the subject of heraldry, legend and legacy in a contemporary interpretation.
The 2021 one-ounce platinum bullion coin design features the White Lion of Mortimer standing beside a shield bearing the distinctive white rose of the House of York. Both the coin’s obverse and reverse were created by iconic coin designer Jody Clark.
Commenting on the new 2021 White Lion of Mortimer one-ounce platinum bullion coin Andrew Dickey, Precious Metals Divisional Director at The Royal Mint, says:
“In a year that has seen investors flock to own precious metals in the wake of the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to be adding to our range of platinum bullion products. Demand for our products this year has been unprecedented, and we expect this strong interest to continue into next year.”
The launch of the 2021 White Lion of Mortimer is not the only platinum offering from The Royal Mint this year, which has also seen the release of its Royal Arms coin. Again, the Royal Arms is a one-ounce platinum bullion coin struck in .9995 fine platinum. The Royal Mint’s 2021 one-ounce platinum bullion coin from its Britannia series is due to launch on 14 December 2020.