The Queen’s Beasts – The Unicorn of Scotland 2017 UK 5oz Silver Proof Coin

Her Majesty The Queen is now the world’s longest reigning living monarch, and as she continues to reach new milestones in her remarkable reign, we look back to the day of her coronation when the beasts of heraldry stood guard over the new queen. The ten creatures that lined Her Majesty’s entry to Westminster Abbey symbolised centuries of ancestry and tradition. Now, Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark has breathed new life into The Queen’s Beasts for this new collection.

Celebrate centuries of Scottish heritage

The art of heraldry has charted identity and shifts in power through history. In 1603 when James VI of Scotland succeeded Elizabeth I of England, becoming James I of England, the union of the two countries required a new coat of arms. The new king chose the Scottish Unicorn to join the Lion of England in supporting the Royal Arms. More than four centuries later, this mystical beast has been captured in an original design by Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark.

This is the second release in the series and this edition has been struck in five ounces of 999 fine silver and finished to Proof standard.


  • Denomination: £10
  • Series: The Queen’s Beasts – The Unicorn of Scotland
  • Coin Mintage in Limited Edition Presentation: 750
  • Alloy: 999 fine silver
  • Weight:  5oz
  • Diameter: 65mm
  • Designer: Jody Clark
  • Quality: Proof


The second release of 10 Queen’s Beasts, this features the Unicorn of Scotland a traditional symbol of British Royal Heraldry.


Issued as legal tender under the authority of The United Kingdom with the latest Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The monetary denomination, and silver content are shown on the coin’s obverse.


The coin is finished to Proof standard and is accompanied by a booklet produced in association with Clive Cheesman, Richmond Herald at the College of Arms. Beautifully packaged in a plush box with a lacquered magnetic insert to showcase your coin. The coin comes complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

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