The history of the Royal Arms of England includes heraldic beasts from rulers whose roots extended beyond the borders of the Kingdom of England. One such example is the Unicorn of Scotland, brought to the Royal Arms by King James VI of Scotland, who took the English throne in 1603 as King James I of England. Today, 2018 2 oz British Silver Queens Beast Unicorn Coins are available to you from JM Bullion in perfect condition.
- Available to you inside of the protective plastic slab of the NGC!
- 4th coin issued in the Queens Beast Series!
- Limited availability of certified perfect coins!
- Contains 2 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver.
- The face value of 5 (GBP) is fully backed by the British government.
- Graded Mint State 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- On the obverse is an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse side features the Unicorn of Scotland and Scottish shield.
James VI of Scotland was the closest blood relative of Queen Elizabeth I at the time of her death in 1603. The son of Mary, Queen of Scots, James VI was offered the crown of England when Elizabeth I died without any heirs. When he came to the English throne as James I of England, he united the crowns of England and Scotland, bringing with him the Unicorn of Scotland to support the Royal Arms.
All 2018 2 oz British Silver Queens Beast Unicorn Coins in this listing come to you with a perfect certification of Mint State 70 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. The MS70 certification is issued to coins with full, original mint luster and no detracting flaws.
On the reverse of 2018 2 oz British Silver Unicorn Coins is the Unicorn of Scotland design. Created by Jody Clark, it depicts a powerful unicorn standing behind the shield of Scotland with a crown around its neck and chain that connects it to the shield. The shield design is that of Scotland, featuring a single rampant lion.
The shield featured on these coins is that of King Alexander III, King of Scots from 1249 until his death in 1286. He chose this shield during his 13th-century reign and it has remained unchanged since that time.
For the obverse of 2018 British Silver Queens Beast Coins, the Royal Mint uses the fifth-generation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II from Jody Clark. Created in 2015, it depicts Her Majesty in right-profile relief at the age of 89.
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