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Why add this GEM BU 2017 Queen's Beast Unicorn of Scotland coin to your collection?
This spectacular release of The Royal Mint's Queen's Beasts series celebrates the Unicorn of Scotland. One of the ten heraldic sculptures guarding the Queen at her coronation in 1953, the unicorn's image was added to the Royal Arms by James I, who united the Scottish and English crowns in 1603. This 2017 dated Unicorn of Scotland coin is struck from a cupro-nickel alloy, with a diameter measuring 38.61 mm.
Beautifully Detailed Designs by Royal Mint Designer Jody Clark
The reverse features a glorious unicorn, its neck encircled by a crown with an attached chain, standing behind a shield ornamented with the image of the Lion of England. Inscriptions include "UNICORN OF SCOTLAND" and "2017."
The obverse features the elegantly crowned portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II facing right, surrounded by the inscription "ELIZABETH II, D.G. REG. FID. DEF., 5 POUNDS."
GEM Brilliant Uncirculated Coin in Original Government Packaging
This 2017 Unicorn of Scotland £5 Coin from The Royal Mint's Queen's Beasts collection is offered in gorgeous, Brilliant Uncirculated, GEM BU condition. The ungraded coin is superbly struck, possessing the surface characteristics expected on a coin earning a grade of 65 or higher on the Sheldon Scale, and presented in the original packaging as received directly from the Mint, a colorful fold open display with information about the series, the designer and the Unicorn.
This exceptional 2017 Unicorn of Scotland £5 Coin belongs in your Queen's Beasts collection!
This 2017 Great Britain Queen's Beasts - Unicorn of Scotland £5 Coin GEM BU OGP is proudly minted by the Royal Mint. The Royal Mint boasts over 1000 years of experience. Today it strikes coins and medals for over 50 countries each year.
|Year of Issue:||2017|
|Packaging:||Original Government Packaging|
|Weight in Grams:||28.28 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.9092 oz|
|Legal Tender:||Great Britain|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Unicorn Leaping Over Shield|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Jody Clark|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Jody Clark|