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2019 Great Britain 10-oz Silver Queen’s Beasts Unicorn of Scotland BU
Queen Elizabeth Has the Unicorn’s Full Support
This seems like it’s right out of the pages of Harry Potter, but when Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953, there were actually ten fantastic beasts that guarded the entrance to Westminster Abbey. The Queen’s Beasts, as they were called, were each six-foot tall statues that were designed to represent the rich history and heritage of the monarchy.
To honor these royal protectors and celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, The British Royal Mint has released a series featuring The Queen’s Beasts – ten coins for the ten creatures that stood guard outside her coronation ceremony on June 2, 1953. The fourth coin in this release is the Unicorn of Scotland, a symbol added to the Coat of Arms by King James I after he united the kingdoms of Scotland and England in 1603.
The mythical unicorn had been a part of Scottish heraldry since the 1300s. It was this unicorn that James Charles Stuart grew up with as boy in the Scottish court of his mother, Mary Queen of Scots. With his father murdered and his mother imprisoned, James was crowned King James VI of Scotland in 1567 when he was just a year old. When England’s Elizabeth I died in 1603, he was crowned King James I of England, marking the end of the Tudor dynasty and the beginning of the House of Stuart. He unified both kingdoms and the new Coat of Arms reflected the union by depicting the Unicorn of Scotland and the Lion of England both supporting the Royal Arms. The pair have appeared together ever since.
Here’s your chance to bring the Queen’s Beasts Unicorn home in ten full ounces of 99.99% silver, with a reverse designed by the talented Jody Clark, Royal Mint Engraver and designer of the current effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Your coin has a legal-tender value of £10 (ten pounds) and will come in gorgeous Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition, exactly as it left the mint.
This wonderful coin and its exciting designs are breathtaking – it’s no wonder each entry of the Queen’s Beasts series has proven incredibly popular. Don’t wait for our supply to disappear, order yours today!
- LATEST RELEASE IN SERIES PAYING TRIBUTE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH II – Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family remain as popular as ever. This exciting series from the world-renowned British Royal Mint offers a new take on her reign by commemorating the ten fantastic beasts that stood guard outside Westminster Abbey on her coronation day in 1953.
- LEGAL TENDER AND LOTS OF SILVER – It’s a large weighty coin struck in ten full ounces of 99.99% silver and bears a denomination of £10 (ten Pounds).
- GORGEOUS BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2019 Great Britain Ten-Ounce Silver Queen’s Beasts Unicorn of Scotland coin will come in gorgeous Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition, exactly as it left the mint.
The unicorn’s purity, grace and nobility is legendary. It was chosen as the symbol of Scotland because it was seen as a proud beast that would rather die than be captured. Now you can capture this proud beast – one of Queen Elizabeth II’s ten beasts – in ten ounces of pure silver. Don’t miss out; add this magnificent coin to your cart today!
|Year of Issue||2019|
|Mint Name||The Royal Mint|
|Coin Weight||311.5275 Grams - g|
|Weight||10 Ounces - oz|