26 Jan 2015
The Royal Mint has revealed when the eagerly awaited fifth coinage portrait of Her Majesty The Queen will be unveiled to the world.
Delightful creations including the outstanding detail and high relief of the Masterpiece Medals.
Experts in the field of medallic art, craftsmen at The Royal Mint have been creating medals, including military decorations and gallantry awards, for centuries. Commemorative medals were at first rare, though special occasions like the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria would find The Royal Mint busy producing medals for sale to the public.
Today, the commemorative medal has really come into its own and often a medal rather than a coin will be chosen to mark an important occasion or significant event in history. Like coins they are priceless examples of craftsmanship and artistry and tell their own fascinating story. Take a look at our amazing selection below and find a gallery to inspire you. Enjoy…
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