Great British Lions

Code: GBL

A complete set of ‘lion’ shillings and sixpences spanning the reigns of three monarchs, from George V to Elizabeth II!

£14.95 per coin

(Plus £0.95 postage & handling per coin).


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Great British Lions

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Royalty, heraldry and the design of the nation’s coinage have always gone hand in hand, so it is no surprise that lions should be a prominent feature on British coins. Known as the “King of Beasts”, the lion is a heraldic symbol of courage, strength and valour, and has long been one of the most recognisable symbols of Great Britain.

Great British Lions showcases every British coin to feature a lion on the reverse from 1911 to 1966. It includes every sixpence minted between 1911 and 1926, and every
shilling minted between 1911 and 1966, including both the English and Scottish types.

Spanning an incredible 55 years of British history and the reigns of three of our monarchs, this collection features some important “firsts” and “lasts” in the history of Britain’s coinage, including:

  • The last sterling silver sixpences and shillings minted in the UK.
  • The first and last 50% silver shillings issued – as well as every issue in between!
  • The first and last of shillings issued for George VI and Elizabeth II – both the English and Scottish types.

Two handsome wooden displays complete this collection — yours at no additional charge. A magnificent silver-burnished lion sculpture sits proudly atop each chest, inspired by the lions that sit at the base of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square.


You will receive three coins every month until your collection is complete. You will receive one display in each of the third and last shipments.

Display measures 10" x 5¾" x 7".


Orders for non-personalised products which are in stock should be delivered within about a week. Personalised products may take longer.

Guarantee & Returns

Any time you place an order with Danbury Mint, your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not delighted with any purchase, you may return it within 90 days of receipt for a FULL refund – including our postage & handling charge!

You can download a free post label here.


Items can be returned using the downloadable returns label below. We recommend obtaining a certificate of posting (free) if returning via the post office. Please include all paperwork with your return. If you have any questions or would prefer us to send you a returns label by post, please email Customer Services.

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