On 9 September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II surpassed the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch. While the Victorian period is remembered for its industrial advancement, the 63-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II has been characterised by great scientific and technical development. Her Majesty has personally embraced the change that has shaped society today.
To celebrate the occasion we have struck a regal kilo coin, calling upon respected artist James Butler MBE RA, designer of The Queen’s Great Seal of the Realm, to create a commemorative effigy of Her Majesty. For the reverse, Stephen Taylor, a talented member of The Royal Mint’s design studio, has united the five definitive portraits of Queen Elizabeth II that have graced the UK’s circulating coinage, conveying how The Queen has changed over time upon the nation’s coins. Your coin, struck in one kilo of 999 fine silver and finished to pristine Proof standard, comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a booklet detailing the cultural highlights of a reign like no other.