Marking the Moment of the Coronation with the Coin of the Monarch
On 2 June 1953, Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation took place at Westminster Abbey. Crowds lined the streets of London to watch the grand procession and shouts of ‘God save the Queen’ rang out at the moment she was crowned. The joy of that moment, on that very special day, brought cheer to post-war Britain. Now, 65 years later, we are proud to mark the sapphire anniversary of The Queen’s coronation, with just 650 special editions of The Sovereign struck on 2 June 2018.
The striking is authenticated by a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity that accompanies this 22 carat gold Brilliant Uncirculated coin. The obverse bears the current coinage portrait of The Queen by Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark and the reverse features Benedetto Pistrucci’s classic St George and the dragon design. Exclusive to this edition of The Sovereign 2018 is a plain, rather than milled, edge and a mint mark featuring the number ‘65’.
Sapphire Coronation 2018 Strike on the Day Celebration Sovereign
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