This coin celebrates the joy and pageantry of The Queen’s 1953 Coronation with a striking new design officially approved by the Palace. The obverse bears the familiar effigy by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
On the reverse Royal Mint engraver Emma Noble’s powerful new design features the Imperial State Crown Her Majesty wore as she left Westminster Abbey after the ceremony. Around the crown the words TO REIGN AND SERVE - A VOW MADE GOOD” acknowledge her Majesty’s tireless dedication ever since that far off Coronation day.
This year sees Queen Elizabeth II become the oldest monarch to achieve a Coronation 60th anniversary. Such a landmark has only been reached once before, by Queen Victoria on 28 June 1898. It is almost inconceivable that anyone alive today will witness another such occasion.
This £5 coin celebrates this achievement, perfectly complementing the coin struck for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The design harks back to the day in 1953 when a nation and commonwealth rejoiced in their beautiful young Queen. Few who witnessed it ever forget how that bright, happy pageant brought back hope of better times to a nation worn out by war and the austerity that followed it.
For great occasions, nothing is more fitting than gold, which is why a coin like this always attracts collectors. Once the edition limit of2000 is reached, no more of these coin will be struck. Several limited editions struck for 2012’s Diamond Jubilee were fully sold out long before the end of the year. We advise an early response.
Whether it is a gift for someone else or your own wonderful piece of history, the 2013 gold proof anniversary coin is the perfect way to celebrate 60 years since Her Majesty’s coronation. Browse the full collection of The Royal Mint’s 2013 commemorative coins today to discover what other products you can own to mark this most special of years.