Press Release (ePRNews.com) - NEW YORK - Sep 20, 2017 - On a chilly day in 1953, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary proceeded into Westminster Abbey for her coronation as Queen of England. The world watched as Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II, as her coronation was the world’s first major international event ever to be broadcast on live television. As she entered the beautiful, imposing Westminster Abbey to celebrate the momentous occasion, her procession was flanked by ten six-foot tall statues lining the entrance to the Abbey.
These statues watching over Her Majesty The Queen as she swore her oath are a symbol of her great heritage. The 12 beasts tie into her ancestry as the badges worn by the line of kings and queens that preceded her and are celebrated in this magnificent coin series.
On the heels of the successful releases of the first two coins in this series, the Lion of England, the Griffin of Edward III, and the Dragon of Wales, this coin, exclusively released by the Royal Mint of the United Kingdom, is expected to do very well. The Unicorn of Scotland is similar to the Lion of England in that both are symbols of the monarchy and the United Kingdom as a whole and appear on the cover of modern-day U.K. passports.
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The original designs gracing both sides of this exquisite coin are credited to Jody Clark. The obverse features a fierce, rearing unicorn, one hoof overlapping the Scotland Crest. The unicorn has a collar and chain around its neck, used in heraldry as a symbol that the beast is tamed and ready to serve the king. This image is encircled by the inscriptions “UNICORN OF SCOTLAND”, “1/4 oz. FINE GOLD”, “.9999”, and “2018”. The reverse depicts the Fourth Portrait of the Queen, which has been enhanced for this release with an updated guilloche design. This interlacing backdrop adds a new dimension to the reverse, whose portrait now pops. Her portrait is centered within the inscriptions “25 POUNDS”, “ELIZABETH II”, “D.G. REG”, and “F.D.”, the last two of which are the Latin abbreviations of “By the Grace of God, Queen” and “Defender of the Faith”, respectively.
This beautiful coin with a bullion finish will be available in gold and silver, gold in 1/4 oz and 1 oz, and silver in an appealing 2 oz. size. Both sizes of the gold were struck in 999.9 fine gold. The face value of the two coins is £100 for the 1 oz and £25 for the 1/4 oz. The silver edition carries a face value of £5 and is struck in 999.9 fine silver.
Don’t miss a chance and get these amazing 2018 Great Britain 1 oz Gold Queen’s Beast (Unicorn of Scotland) and 2018 Great Britain 2 oz Silver Queen’s Beast (Unicorn of Scotland) Coin .9999 Fine BU today.