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The World’s Longest Reigning Living Monarch

Celebrate a truly rare moment in British history

The Longest Reigning Monarch

Longest Reigning Monarch 2015

On 6 February 1952, upon the death of her father, King George VI, Princess Elizabeth ascended the throne. The Britain of those early post-war years was a very different place to the country we know today, reminding us that The Queen’s reign spans a period of incredible social change.

The celebrations of 9 September 2015, as Her Majesty became our longest reigning monarch, were kept deliberately low-key in respect of The Queen’s wishes. This elegant silver £20 coin, featuring a debut United Kingdom coin design by Stephen Taylor, a member of The Royal Mint’s design studio, is an excellent way to mark the occasion.

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