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1/4oz Gold Unicorn Queens Beast

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1/4oz Gold Unicorn

This is a gold bullion coin issued by The Royal Mint. Coins are in mint condition and will be packed loose for small orders or may come in tubes of 25 for larger orders. If you wish to protect your coins individually, we sell 22.5mm acrylic coin capsules. If you’d like to appreciate your coins in a presentation case, this luxury box fits 10 coins perfectly. The coin is struck in 999.9 purity gold to bullion finish and weighs a quarter of a troy ounce.

The coin has a face value of £25, deeming it legal tender in the UK, and therefore qualifies for tax-free status.

The front of this stunning coin features the familiar 5th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by artist Jody Clark. The reverse is where the coin really stands out. Unusually for the Royal Mint, they’ve commissioned the designer for both sides of the coin. Usually, a different artist is used for each side. This creates a noticeable design consistency with the Queen’s Beast series. The design itself is of The Unicorn of Scotland rearing up onto its hind legs and a shield of the Scottish coat of arms.

The Unicorn is the 4th in the acclaimed Queen’s Beasts series of 10, each a reimagining of the heraldic statues that lined the entrance of Westminster Abbey in 1953 at the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen.

Each is inspired by ancient symbols of power and identity. The quarter-ounce Unicorn follows the Lion of England, Griffin of Edward III and the Dragon of Wales. The quarter-ounce coin is an exact replica of the larger 1oz gold Unicorn. The Queen’s Beast series is also produced in 999.9 fine silver and is remarkable itself as the first series of 2oz silver coins produced by The Royal Mint.

Our Expert Opinion

The 1/4 oz Unicorn gold coin is a great alternative to buying Sovereigns due to its comparable size, weight and gold content. While they cost more per gram, they appeal to the collectable gold coin market as well as the gold investment market. With it being part of a ten-coin series and being minted in far smaller numbers than Sovereign coins, the premiums on the Queens Beasts coins are likely to rise faster. Being a quarter the size of the one-ounce coin affords the buyer more flexibility to sell small parts of their portfolio. If you like the idea of the Queens Beast series but want to pay less per gram, then the 1oz versions are a good bet, and if you want to combine these with the lowest premium tax-free coins of all, then buying gold Britannias as well will achieve this.

Orders are delivered free of charge within the UK only.

Delivery is in non-branded tamper proof packaging by Royal Mail Special Delivery and is fully insured. Delivery usually takes place before 1pm on the day following despatch, but some areas may run over this timeframe.

Maximum value per parcel is £50,000, so larger orders will be sent in multiple installments.
When placing your order, the delivery address needs to match the registered address of the buyer.

You’ll receive a despatch email with a tracking link once the goods are sent so you can see the status of the delivery and location of the parcel.

In the event that no-one is in to receive the delivery, you’ll be left a red card confirming attempted delivery, with confirmation on the Royal Mail tracking page. You then have the choice of arranging redelivery or picking up the parcel from your nearest sorting office.

For more details please see section 4 of our Terms & Conditions and our Delivery & Storage page.

If you request storage for your order, your goods will be sent free of charge to the storage vaults.

All gold & silver orders are stored at Loomis International in the UK and held on a fully allocated and segregated basis.
Storage fees are 1%+VAT/year for gold and 1.5%+VAT/year for silver, subject to minimum charges.

Please see further details of storage fees and minimum charges on our Storage & Delivery page.

Storage is charged at point of purchase by selecting ‘Buy with Storage’ to the next semi-annual pay date. Semi-annual storage dates are 15 March and 15 September each year and are subject to minimum charges for the period.

A recurring storage fee will be taken from your card at each semi-annual storage date.
You can opt to have your goods delivered at any time, subject to delivery charges of £25 +0.25% of the metal value.