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.
The Next Chapter in a Remarkable Reign Celebrated in Gold
In 2018 we celebrate the 65th anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen and look back to 2 June 1953, a day full of tradition, colour and hope, the result of 14 months of preparation. The organising Coronation Committee was chaired by The Queen’s husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who played a key role in ensuring that every detail was considered. It’s believed that Prince Philip proposed the idea to televise the ceremony, an innovation that allowed the nation, and the world, to witness a coronation for the first time.
It set the path for a warmer and more accessible relationship between the Royal Family and the public that continues to this day. This warmth is never more apparent than when the nation joins together to celebrate major royal events. In 2012, the year that the nation celebrated The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, The Royal Mint issued the first ever kilo coin. It has gone on to become a favourite of the discerning collector. This limited edition 50mm Proof quality coin provides an impressive canvas for a new, exclusive design by Dominique Evans, a graphic designer at The Royal Mint. The coin is struck in 999 fine gold and is presented in a Royal Mint case with a booklet that reveals more on Dominique’s design and the story behind this historic celebration.
Sapphire Coronation 2018 UK Five-Ounce Gold Proof Coin
|Maximum Coin Mintage||85|
|Alloy||999 Fine Gold|
|Reverse Designer||Dominique Evans|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Pure Metal Type||Gold|