The Queen’s Beast collection of silver and gold coins from the Royal Mint has already released three designs in the bullion range to great success, and now a fourth design emerges as the second release of the proof collection. The Majestic Unicorn of Scotland appears now in the Queen’s Beast Series. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Proof British Silver Queen’s Beast Unicorn Coin is available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a Royal Mint box.
- 2nd release of the Proof Series of Queen’s Beast coins, 4th design overall!
- Limited mintage of only 6,250 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of £2 (GBP) backed by the United Kingdom.
- Obverse includes Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy.
- Reverse features the Unicorn of Scotland.
- Designs from Jody Clark.
Each of the 2017 1 oz Proof British Silver Queen’s Beast Unicorn coins is shipped from the Royal Mint inside of a presentation box. The proof range of Queen’s Beast coins do not follow the same release schedule as the bullion series. While the bullion coins have featured the Lion of England, Griffin of Edward III, and the Red Dragon of Wales, the proof coins followed a different path.
The proof series featured the Lion of England first, but is now skipping ahead to the Unicorn of Scotland release. This design is the fourth overall in the Queen’s Beast collection, but just the second available in the proof range. Proof coins in the Queen’s Beast series are available in greater variety, with four silver coins (1 oz, 5 oz, 10 oz, and 1 kilo) as well as four gold coins (1/4 oz, 1 oz, 5 oz, and 1 kilo).
On the reverse face of the 2017 1 oz Proof British Silver Queen’s Beast Unicorn Coin you’ll find the majestic Unicorn of Scotland. The beast is featured with a crown around its neck and a long chain flowing from that crown and wrapping around its figure. The beast stands on its hind legs with its front hooves above the Royal Banner of Scotland.
The Unicorn of Scotland was created in the 12th century by William I as an early form of the Scottish coat of arms. The creature is an enduring symbol of strength and beauty for the Scottish people, and when James I of England united England and Scotland’s thrones, he chose the Unicorn to reside with the Lion of England in support of the Royal Arms.
On the obverse of all Proof British Silver Queen’s Beast Unicorn Coins you’ll find Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile portrait. Created in July 2015 by Jody Clark, this fifth-generation depiction is the latest in use on British coinage.
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