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, two brand new UK £5 coin have been released featuring 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.
Patriotic & Traditional Design
The lion takes a fierce, rampant stance on the Lion of England £5 coin while a dynamic depiction of the Unicorn leaping over the shield of Scotland features on the Unicorn of Scotland £5 coin. The patriotic designs are some of the best seen in years and hark back to a more traditional style.
Both coins have been designed by Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark including the obverse which features the fifth portrait of Her Majesty the Queen.
These brand new UK £5 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.
Individually these coins are sell for £10.99 (+ p&p) each, but you can secure them both together for just £19.99 (+p&p). That's a 10% 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 £19.99 (+p&p) - secure yours today.
2017 Queen's Beasts Lion and Unicorn £5 Coins
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- 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