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2018 Queen's Beasts Unicorn Of Scotland Quarter Ounce Gold Bullion Coin

2018 Queen's Beasts Unicorn Of Scotland Quarter Ounce Gold Bullion Coin Reverse
(VAT Exempt)
The Unicorn of Scotland 1/4oz gold bullion coin is the fourth release in The Royal Mint's popular Queen's Beasts series. The collection celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's royal and noble lineage with designs inspired by British heraldry and a menagerie of beastly statues that guarded Westminster Abbey during her 1953 coronation. The reverse of this £25 gold coin features the mythical Unicorn of Scotland. Legend says that the Scots choose the unicorn as their emblem because the horned beast was a natural foe of the lion: the symbol of the 'auld enemy', the English. After the 1707 Act of Union, the unicorn joined its historic rival on the arms of Great Britain. On this Queen's Beasts coin, the rearing unicorn is gorged (collared) and chained to a shield that bears the royal arms of Scotland. This design is the work of Jody Clark who is also the artist behind the portrait of Elizabeth II that appears on the obverse of this 24-carat coin. These collectable coins are CGT and VAT-exempt for UK residents, making them a very attractive investment option. They feature the chainmail textured background on the reverse that distinguishes bullion Queen's Beasts pieces from their proof counterparts. There may be some superficial production marks on the coin, which is perfectly normal for bullion coins and doesn't take away from their value. It's struck in 7.81 grams of 999.9 fine gold, equating to a pure gold content of 0.25 troy ounces. Each pre-owned coin is supplied in protective packaging to preserve its uncirculated finish.
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Jody Clark's engraving of Queen Elizabeth II, facing to the right. Text: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·'.


Reverse show rearing unicorn over a shield emblazoned with the arms of Scotland on a chainmail background. Text: 'UNICORN OF SCOTLAND · 1/4oz FINE GOLD · 999.9 · 2018 ·'.


Legal tender value of £25 / Twenty-Five Pounds. Total weight of 7.81 grams, containing 0.25oz of pure gold (7.78 grams). Fineness: 999.9 (24 carat). Diameter of 22.00 millimetres.


Uncirculated bullion coin from The Royal Mint's Queen's Beasts range. Offered without additional presentation packaging.


These uncirculated bullion coins may show some very minor marks owing to mass production methods. This is perfectly normal and will not affect the bullion value of your coins. Images provided of this product are stock photos and the coins you receive will be from the same issue, having the exact same specifications.


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