Two Ounce Fine Silver Queen's Beasts Unicorn Coin, 2018.
- Limited edition coin produced by The Royal Mint
- Fourth design in the 10 part Queen's Beasts series
- Each 2oz silver Beast contains 2 troy ounces (62.207 grams) of 999.9 fine silver
- Price inclusive of VAT and insured delivery to a UK address
- Legal tender in the UK, CGT exempt (UK)
- Face value: £5 (GBP)
- UK Government assurance of weight and purity
- Tier pricing reflects combined postage and wholesale purchase discounts
- Single coins will be supplied in plastic flips, mutliples of 10 in Royal Mint Tubes
- Bleyer Bullion is an authorised retailer of Royal Mint products
- Good stock available for immediate despatch from our UK offices
The Unicorn of Scotland
Unicorns have been associated with Royalty and heraldry since at least the time of the Romans. It's not quite clear exactly when the Unicorn first appeared in Scottish heraldry, but one of the earliest examples is seen in the 'Royal Coat of Arms' at Rothesay Castle which is believed to have been carved sometime before the 15th century. The Unicorn was believed to be the natural enemy of the Lion, the Unicorn is often depicted with chains wrapped around him. This is a nod to this medieval belief that he was a dangerous creature.
History of The Queen’s Beasts
At the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen, ten heraldic beasts stood guard. The Queen’s Beasts, sculpted by James Woodford RA for the coronation ceremony held in Westminster Abbey in 1953, stand six feet tall. The heraldic creatures symbolised the various strands of royal ancestry brought together in a young woman about to be crowned queen. Each proud beast, used as an heraldic badge by generations that went before her, was inspired by the King’s Beasts of Henry VIII that still line the bridge over the moat at his Hampton Court Palace.
Today, The Queen’s Beasts can be found at the Canadian Museum of History in Quebec, while Portland stone replicas, also carved by James Woodford, watch over Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom. But these mythical, ancient creatures – lions, griffin, falcon, bull, yale, greyhound, dragon, unicorn and horse.
Need to know
The Royal Mint’s established bullion portfolio continues to grow with a new series of gold and silver bullion coins. The coins will depict one of the The Queen’s Beasts, reimagined by a highly-praised new talent, Royal Mint Coin Designer Jody Clark. Jody created the latest definitive coinage portrait of The Queen to appear on United Kingdom coins.
As well as being highly competitively priced, Queen's Beasts coins are UK legal tender and hence Capital Gains Tax free. By purchasing UK coins eligible for CGT exemption, you can avoid paying tax over the profit you make, the amount of this CGT free profit won't affect or decrease the limit of tax free profit on your other investments either.
The UK government assures the weight and purity of each coin it produces, these limited-edition coins are designed for mass storage and safe transit, providing exceptional convenience for all bullion coin buyers.
The price of the Queen's Beasts coins will track the silver price due to their pure silver content, as they are limited edition set we expect that over time this coin will also attract an additional collectable value.
The Royal Mint is a national treasure, making beautifully crafted coins and medals for countries all over the world. Over a thousand years of craftsmanship and artistry ensures every piece they strike is a long-lasting piece of history.
The Royal Mint is listed as an active Good Delivery Refiner by the London Bullion Market Association.
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