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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 coronation of Her Majesty The Queen was broadcast live on television; the first time this private and traditional ceremony had been shared with the public. It marked a new beginning in the relationship between the monarchy and the people and later that day, The Queen reflected on this during a radio broadcast:
“The ceremonies you have seen today are ancient...veiled in the mists of the past. But their spirit and their meaning shine through the ages never, perhaps, more brightly than now.”
Today, 65 years later, we celebrate this landmark anniversary with a sterling silver £5 coin, struck to The Royal Mint’s Proof quality. The coin’s reverse features an exclusive design by Royal Mint graphic designer Stephen Taylor, which depicts the traditional yet instantly familiar Royal Standard. Around its edge are inscribed the words ’Shine Through The Ages’, a tribute to the loyalty and devotion shown by Her Majesty in the 65 years since she made that speech. Each of the 6,500 coins is presented in a case complete with a booklet that tells the story of the coronation day and Her Majesty’s loyalty to public service.
|Maximum Coin Mintage||6650|
|Alloy||.925 Sterling Silver|
|Reverse Designer||Stephen Taylor|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Edge Inscription||Shine through the Ages|