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Seymour Unicorn Latest Tudor Beast Coin From The Royal Mint

Seymour Unicorn coin. Image: Royal Mint.
Seymour Unicorn coin. Image: Royal Mint.

The fifth entry in The Royal Mint’s Royal Tudor Beasts Collection is a coin featuring the Seymour Unicorn.

Working together with Historic Royal Palaces, the organization in charge of Hampton Court Palace, the Royal Tudor Beasts Collection celebrates the world-famous Tudor dynasty, and the Seymour Unicorn commemorates the marriage of King Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour. The coins in the series were designed by David Lawrence based on heraldric motifs.

On the reverse of the latest coin, the Seymour Unicorn holds a shield bearing the Arms of Queen Jane. The original statue guarded the Moat Bridge at Hampton Court Palace.

The Seymour Unicorn is struck in Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated editions of fine gold and fine silver. The 1oz silver Proof edition features the edge inscription HAMPTON COURT PALACE· ROYAL TUDOR BEASTS.

Rebecca Morgan, Director of Collector Services at The Royal Mint, said:

“We are delighted to reveal the fifth coin in the ten-coin Royal Tudor Beasts Collection, featuring the mighty Seymour Unicorn. This collection has been immensely popular not only in the United Kingdom, but across the world, particularly North America.”

Jenny Smyth, Licensing Manager at Historic Royal Palaces, said:

“We are thrilled to launch the next commemorative coin within The Royal Tudor Beasts Collection. The Seymour Unicorn, an iconic mythical creature with an interesting provenance, has been brought to life by The Royal Mint – helping to share the stories of the palaces within our care with new audiences.”

For more information on the entire Royal Tudor Beasts Collection, click here.

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The Royal Mint has an unbroken history of minting British coinage dating back over 1,100 years. Based in the Tower of London for over 500 years, by 1812 the Mint had moved out of the Tower to premises on Tower Hill in London. In 1967, the building of a new Royal Mint began on its current site in South Wales, UK, to accommodate the minting of UK decimal coinage. Today, the Mint is the world’s largest export mint, supplying coins to the UK and overseas countries.

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