The Unicorn is a national symbol of Scotland, adopted centuries ago as a symbol of the nation’s pride. It is also an important heraldic beast in British history because of its inclusion in the royal arms alongside the Lion of England following the union of the two crowns. The 2018 1 oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Unicorn Coin is now available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you sealed in a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- Fourth design in the bullion series of Queen’s Beast coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Issued a face value of £100 by Britain.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse includes a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse depicts the iconic Unicorn of Scotland.
- Art in the series from Jody Clark.
In the Queen’s Beast Collection from the Royal Mint, there are a total of 10 planned designs that will be issued through 2021. The coins debuted with the Lion of England in 2016, and to the point of the Unicorn of Scotland release the Royal Mint has also issued the Griffin of Edward III and the Red Dragon of Wales.
All of the heraldic beasts featured in the Queen’s Beast Collection reflect the wooden statues on display when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of England in 1953 at Westminster Abbey. Her Majesty ascended to the throne in 1952 when her father died, and was officially crowned the next year surrounded by the most important heraldic beasts in royal history.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz Gold British Queen’s Beast Unicorn Coin you’ll find the design of the Unicorn of Scotland. Brought into the royal arms of England by James I, who unified the crowns of England and Scotland, the Unicorn here stands above the royal arms of England with a coronet on its neck and gold chain attached. These symbols don’t insinuate weakness, but rather serve as a sign of strength in the kingdom.
The obverse of the Gold British Queen’s Beast coins features the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fifth-generation effigy of Her Majesty and was created in 2015 by Royal Mint Engraver Jody Clark.
Each one of the 2018 Gold British Queen’s Beast Unicorn Coins offered here is in perfect condition as certified by the NGC. Coins with a Mint State 70 condition showcase full, original mint luster, while lacking any and all detracting flaws.
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