2018 Queen’s Beasts – Unicorn Gold Quarter Ounce


The 2018 Queen's Beasts - Unicorn Gold Quarter Ounce

The Queen's Beasts coins are British coins issued by the Royal Mint in platinum, gold, and silver since 2016.

Each coin image will represent one of the heraldic Queen's Beasts statues present at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

The set comprises of The Lion of England, Unicorn of Scotland, Red Dragon of Wales, Black Bull of Clarence, Falcon of the Plantagenets, Yale of Beaufort, White Lion of Mortimer, White Horse of Hanover, White Greyhound of Richmond, and Griffin of Edward III.

Weight ranges from quarter oz to one kilogram.

Jody Clark is the Reverse designer for the entire series.

The Obverse shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II also by Jody Clark.

Images used by permission of The Royal Mint


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 2018 ?
The Monarch is Elizabeth II and UK Prime Minister is Theresa May (Conservative). Brexit, anti-Brexit and no-deal dominates politics and the entire UK. #MeToo Movement gathers momentum. Warnings About Climate Change Mount. USA President Donald Trump Triggers a Trade War with China and others, and historically meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. American actress Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry. Facebook has major scandal with privacy. The UK's largest toy retailer, Toys "R" Us, goes bust. France beat Croatia 4–2 to win the World Cup. Israel win the Eurovision Song Contest.
Elizabeth II (1952-Present)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
General Description: The Queens Beasts
The Queens Beasts is a series of 10 designs issued by the Royal Mint to represent the ten heraldic statues that were present at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The coins are issued in Proof/Bullion as silver, gold and platinum and in a wide range of weights and denominations. The release is planned from 2016 through 2021.

Gold is issued as 5oz, 1oz, ¼oz (denominated £500, £100, £25).
Silver is issued as 1kg, 10oz, 5oz, 2oz, 1oz (denominated £500, £20, £10, £5, £2).

(The year is that of the first or proposed release date of that design)
Year Beast Description
2016 Lion of England The crowned golden lion of England. It has been on the Royal Arms sine Edward IV (1461-1483).
2016 Griffin of Edward III The Griffin is an ancient mythical beast. It signifies courage and strength combined.
2017 Red Dragon of Wales The Red dragon was the badge of Owen Tudor. The story derives from the dragon on LLewelyn the Last's castle grounds.
2017 Unicorn of Scotland Two unicorns were adopted by the Scottish Royal Arms back i the 16th century, eventually passing to England via James VI of Scotland who became James I of England.
2018 Black Bull of Clarence The Black Bull derives from Edward IV.
2019 Yale of Beaufort The Yale was a mythical beast, supposedly white and covered with gold spots and able to swivel each of its horns independently. It descends to the Queen through Henry VII. The portcullis is also a Beaufort badge.
2019 White Lion of Mortimer The White Lion of Mortimer derives from Edward IV. The shield shows a white rose encircled by a golden sun, known heraldically as a 'white rose en soleil'.
2020 White Greyhound of Richmond The White Greyhound of Richmond was a badge of John of Gaunt, Earl of Richmond, son of Edward III. Also used by Henry IV and Henry VII. The Tudor double rose is on the shield, one rose within another surmounted by a crown.
2020 Falcon of the Plantagenets The falcon was first used by Edward III of the House of Plantagenet as his badge and descended to Edward IV.
2021 White Horse of Hanover The White Horse of Hanover was introduced into the Royal Arms in 1714 when the crown of Great Britain passed to George I.
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
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