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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.
A Stately Piedfort for a Remarkable Reign
Her Majesty The Queen acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952, a date that will always be tinged with sadness as it is the day her father, George VI, passed away. It placed a young, private princess into the spotlight, while beginning a period of respectful mourning that also allowed for preparations to be made for her coronation. 16 months later, 2 June 1953 was a day full of colour and celebration, a ray of light that seemed to illuminate the shift from post-war austerity to a new era of optimism.
The 65th anniversary of this significant chapter in the story of our monarchy deserves a fitting celebration, and a piedfort coin is perfect for the occasion. Once the preferred gift of royalty to esteemed guests, today these double-thickness coins are issued to celebrate important occasions. Struck in sterling silver, the coin’s Proof finish enhances every detail of the Royal Standard, which forms the focus of Royal Mint graphic designer Stephen Taylor’s exclusive new design. Just 1,953 coins are available, each presented in a Royal Mint case with a booklet that reveals more on the story of the coronation and Stephen Taylor’s design.
|Maximum Coin Mintage||2000|
|Alloy||.925 Sterling Silver|
|Reverse Designer||Stephen Taylor|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Edge Inscription||Shine through the Ages|
|Pure Metal Type||Silver|
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