Now hitting the half-way mark, Tudor Beast’s, the spiritual successor to the Royal Mint’s ‘Queen’s Beasts’ series, returns with the Seymour Unicorn. This is the fifth of ten coins in this David Lawrence penned series, digging into the heraldic history of Henry VIII and the Tudor Dynasty. Each coin features a modern take on the early-16th century original.
The Seymour Unicorn continues the consistent style of the series to date, and we have to say, does a splendid job of it. Again, the animal exudes power and majesty, and the shield is replete with crisp detailing, on these proof versions at least. We’ve yet to see images of the bullion variants. All told, a very attractive, and very British coin, just as you would expect from this aged mint.
The same four gold (from 1/4 oz to 5 oz), and four silver (1 oz to 10 oz) coins return, with just some minor tweaks to mintages from last time, and some small changes to prices, upwards, unfortunately. Our favourite last time was the two-coin set, consisting of a 1 oz proof, and a 1 oz frosted finish silver coin, and that returns with a 750 mintage EDIT: (up from 500), and a £210.00 cost (up from £195.00). We weren’t provided with images this time, so we’ve left the previous image below, so you can see the effect. The base-metal version also returns, of course, and like the others, will be available to order later today.