In the British Queen’s Beast Series from the Royal Mint, the bullion coins are offered in three metals and four weights. For example, the silver collection includes the Royal Mint’s first-ever 2 oz silver bullion coin and a 10 oz silver coin. The gold coins come in a ¼ oz option and this 1 oz gold choice. The 2018 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Unicorn Coin is now available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a plastic slab for protection courtesy of the NGC!
- 4th coin design issued in the Queen’s Beast Series!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Issued a face value of £100 (GBP) by Britain.
- Bears a Grade of Mint State 70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse.
- The Unicorn of Scotland graces the reverse.
- All designs from Jody Clark.
The Queen’s Beast Series launched in 2016 with the Lion of England design. At the time, the Royal Mint issued the coins in 2 oz silver bullion, ¼ oz gold bullion, and these 1 oz gold bullion coins. In 2017, the mint expanded the collection feature a 10 silver bullion coin and a new 1 oz platinum bullion coin.
Each of the designs in this series to date is the creation of Jody Clark. Clark will be recreating all 10 of the heraldic beasts featured as wooden statues during the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Clark is a Royal Mint Engraver, and at 33 years old he became the youngest engraver to design the Queen’s effigy for British coinage when he developed the fifth-generation portrait of Her Majesty for the Royal Mint.
On the obverse of all British Gold Queen’s Beast Coins you’ll find the right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is on the obverse of all British coinage, both circulation and commemorative bullion. On the throne since her father’s death in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest reigning monarch in history and the current longest reigning monarch in the world.
The reverse of the 2018 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Unicorn Coin features the image of the Unicorn of Scotland. King James I of England united the thrones of England and Scotland during his reign, developing a royal coat of arms that included both the Unicorn of Scotland and the Lion of England.
With the purchase of these 2018 1 oz British Gold Queen’s Beast Unicorn Coins today, you receive a product in perfect condition. The NGC issues Mint State 70 grades to coins with full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws of any kind present.
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