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2017 United Kingdom 5 Pound Cupro Queen's Beasts Unicorn Brilliant Uncirculated
The Next Protector of Queen Elizabeth II is Here!
. . . With a Little Help from Her Friends . . .
When you're about to be crowned as the Queen of England at the age of 27, it helps to have a bit of protection! That's why the British Ministry of Works commissioned sculptor James Woodford RA to create a series of 10 heraldic beasts, each symbolizing a different chapter of the Queen's genealogy, for Her Majesty's coronation ceremony on June 2, 1953. First sculpted in plaster, the Queen's Beasts have had several homes since their debut, now residing in the Canadian Museum of History in Quebec. However, James Woodford RA also sculpted replicas of the beasts in Portland stone that now sit outside the Kew Gardens in London.
Introducing the Majestic Unicorn of Scotland!
Now, the Royal Mint is introducing the next design in the popular Queen's Beasts coin series -- the Unicorn of Scotland! Accompanying the Lion of England on the Royal Arms since the creature was first added by James I of England, this graceful representation of Scotland has been reimagined for the twenty-first century by acclaimed designer Jody Clark. In addition, Clark designed the coin's obverse -- the latest definitive coinage portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, used on all coins from the UK since 2015.
A Mythical Creature, a Living Legend, a Treasured Keepsake!
Legal tender five pounds sterling, your 2017 Queen's Beast Unicorn of Scotland cupronickel coin will arrive to you in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition. With the Queen's recent birthday and accomplishment of being the longest reigning monarch in British history, we expect these tremendously collectible installments of the series to be acquired quickly! Don't miss out on your chance to continue the series, start a new collection or just get a great piece of numismatic art -- buy yours today!
|Year of Issue||2017|
|Composition||Copper-Nickel - CuNi|
|Mint Name||The Royal Mint|
|Coin Weight||28.28 Grams - g|