The Coronation began with a procession that brought important guests from Britain and the Commonwealth to Westminster Abbey ahead of The Queen herself. Crowds thronged the route, straining for a glimpse as the procession passed by until finally the Gold State Coach appeared, carrying The Queen to the Abbey, where monarchs have been crowned for more than 900 years.
The ceremony is one of centuries-old tradition, from the garments worn, to the anointing and the regalia used to invest the new King or Queen. When the ancient St Edward’s Crown was placed on her head, the new Queen was greeted with shouts of ‘God Save The Queen!’
The Queen wore the Imperial State Crown for her return to Buckingham Palace and to watch an RAF flypast from the balcony – a scene so beloved and still repeated today. That same crown makes the ideal centrepiece for the coin that marks the 60th anniversary of the Coronation. Presented in a pack that will help you relive – or experience for the first time – the Coronation day, it has the extra glint of Brilliant Uncirculated quality.