2018 Silver 2oz Queens beast Unicorn of Scotland Bullion Coin | The Royal Mint

2018 Silver 2oz Queen's Beast Unicorn of Scotland Bullion Coin MS69

Bullion | Graded | 999.9 Fine Silver

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A new investment opportunity in the range, this ten-ounce silver bullion coin is the latest addition to The Queen’s Beasts Collection. Inspired by the ancient art of heraldry, the range brings to life the ten imposing statues that lined the entrance to Westminster Abbey in 1953 at the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen.

The unicorn first appeared in heraldry in the twelfth century in an early form of the Scottish coat of arms. Second only to the Lion in familiarity, the Unicorn of Scotland takes pride of place on the Royal Arms, holding a shield that symbolises the sovereignty of Her Majesty The Queen, proudly representing the unity of the nations that make up the United Kingdom.

Following the success of previous coins featuring the unicorn, this silver two-ounce edition features the same original design by Jody Clark. Shackled, but not cowed, it captures the majesty of Scotland’s national animal.

 

Key Points:
Struck to bullion standard
2 troy ounces of 999.9 fine silver
Exempt from UK capital gains tax for UK residents
Individually packaged

Denomination £5
Alloy 999.9 Fine Silver
Diameter 38.61mm
Reverse Designer Jody Clark
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Bullion
Year 2018
Pure Metal Type Silver
Pure Metal Content 2 Troy Oz
Fineness 999.9
Packaging Individual Coin Slab
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