The Queens Beast Collection of silver, gold, and platinum coins from the Royal Mint debuted with the Lion of England in 2016. The program will feature a total of 10 designs with varying weights and precious metals used to attract investors from around the globe to the collection. Today, the 2018 1 oz British Gold Queens Beast Unicorn Coin is available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- 4th design issue of the Queens Beast Bullion Series!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Face value of 100 (GBP) is fully backed by Britains government.
- Graded Mint State 69 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse depicts the Unicorn of Scotland.
- Designs from Jody Clark of the Royal Mint.
In total, all 10 designs in the Queens Beast Collection reflect the 10 wood-carved statues that were present at the coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II. The ceremony took place at Westminster Abbey in 1953 and during the coronation, Elizabeth II was surrounded by these 10 statues, each one reflecting a different animal vital to the heraldry of Britain, the United Kingdom, and the royal family.
All 2018 1 oz British Gold Queens Beast Unicorn Coins in this listing are considered near-perfect specimens by the NGC. Coins with a Mint State 69 grade feature full, original mint luster with a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These flaws are limited to minuscule contact marks or hairlines found only outside the primary focal points of the design field.
The Unicorn of Scotland features as the fourth design in the bullion series of the collection. The Unicorn of Scotland was used in the royal coat of arms for Scotland. Adopted by Scottish king Alexander III, that coat of arms remains unchanged since his time on the throne.
On the reverse of the 2018 1 oz British Gold Queens Beast Unicorn Coin is the image of the Unicorn of Scotland. It is depicted in this coin series standing on its rear hooves with its front hooves on the royal coat of arms. The red lion design, representative of England, is found on the shield in the rampant stance, which is considered the fiercest in heraldry.
The obverse of all British Gold Queens Beast Coins includes the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majestys right-profile portrait on these coins is the fifth-generation design since Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of England in 1953. Jody Clark designed this image in 2015 and has created all images in the reverse of the Queens Beast Collection to date.
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