2017 Queen's Beasts Lion and Unicorn £5 Coins

Queen's Beasts Lion and Unicorn £5 Coin Pair

When Her Majesty The Queen was crowned in 1953, the entrance to Westminster Abbey was guarded by ten fantastical creatures - The Queen's Beasts.

To celebrate the ancestral beasts of heraldry, myth and legend that have watched over Her Majesty the Queen throughout her unprecedented reign, these UK £5 coins feature the Lion of England and the Unicorn of Scotland. 

The Lion on England is a traditional symbol of bravery, strength and valour and is one of the earliest animals to appear in royal emblems. 

The Unicorn of Scotland is an enduring symbol of strength and beauty. It first appeared on Scottish heraldry in the twelfth century, after William I created an early form of the Scottish Coat of Arms. 

Off sale at The Mint

Due to the popularity of this coin series, both £5s are now off sale at The Mint, meaning this could be one of your last chances to get hold of these coins!

Both have been designed by Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark including the obverse which features the fifth portrait of Her Majesty the Queen.

Your coins has been protectively encapsulated and are certified as superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality, which means they are free from the blemishes and scratches found on normal circulating coins. What's more your coin will come with a special collector page so you can display your new £5 coins alongside each other.

£4.98 Saving

Individually these coins are sell for £24.99 (+ p&p) each, but you can secure them both together for just £45.00 (+p&p). That's a £4.98 saving on the standard retail price. 

The Lion of England and Unicorn of Scotland £5 coins are presented together in a special Change Checker Page ready to slot into the Change Checker Album for just £24.99 (+p&p) - secure yours today. 

Order Ref 185/124Q/X


  • The Lion of England and Unicorn of Scotland £5 Coins
  • Country of Issue: United Kingdom
  • Year of Issue: 2017
  • Denomination: £5
  • Metal: Cupro-Nickel
  • Weight: 28.28g
  • Diameter: 38.61mm
  • Reverse: Jody Clark
  • Obverse: Jody Clark
  • Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated

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