The Unicorn of Scotland

Queen Elizabeth II £5: The Unicorn of Scotland

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To celebrate the ancestral beasts of heraldry, myth and legend that have watched over Her Majesty the Queen throughout her unprecedented reign, this UK £5 coin was released featuring the Unicorn of Scotland. 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 and is a traditional symbol of British Royal Heraldry.
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