A Remarkable Reign: 65 Years of Duty and Devotion
A royal year of celebration in 2018 continues with a very important anniversary. Having become our longest reigning monarch in 2015 and celebrating her 90th birthday in 2016, the remarkable reign of Her Majesty The Queen presents another historic milestone as we mark the 65th anniversary of her coronation.
Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to reach such a milestone, and the occasion demands a fitting celebration. Two designs and a limited edition range of coins have been created especially for the occasion, available in versions from a Brilliant Uncirculated £5 coin to a gold Proof kilo coin.
Celebrating a Remarkable Reign with our Largest Coin
65 years ago, in June 1953, the coronation of Her Majesty Queen was shared and celebrated by millions of people around the world. From the fans who lined the streets of London on that wet Tuesday morning to the families who gathered around their television sets from Manchester to Montreal, it was a day that touched millions of hearts. Some of the ways it was celebrated remain with us to this day.
Acorns from oak trees in Windsor Great Park were sent to parks and gardens across the Commonwealth to grow into what are now mighty oaks themselves. And from the pre-decimal shillings of 1953 to this grand kilo, the nation’s coins have grown too. First introduced for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the kilo coin has become synonymous with important occasions. This 100mm fine silver edition displays Dominique Evans’ new design at its finest, its Proof finish highlighting every symbolic detail of The Queen sat beneath the vaulted ceiling of Westminster Abbey. It is presented in a Royal Mint case with a certificate that guarantees its authenticity.
|Maximum Coin Mintage||150|
|Alloy||999 Fine Silver|
|Reverse Designer||Dominique Evans|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Pure Metal Type||Silver|