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2018 - 65th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

2018 65th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

On the 2nd June 1953, the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place at Westminster Abbey.  Now, 65 years on from that momentous day in British history, the States of Alderney, in conjunction with the Commonwealth Mint are pleased to release coins to celebrate the Sapphire Jubilee of this historic reign.

The first design, by renowned numismatic artist Mike Guilfoyle, consists of a side profile image of Queen Elizabeth II on her coronation day, wearing St Edward's Crown, named after Edward the Confessor.  This crown is placed on the Monarch's head at the moment of coronation and is regarded as one of the most important of all of the crown jewels. 

The image is surrounded by the inscription "65th Anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen's Coronation". 

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The second design, which illustrates the orb and sceptre used at the coronation of each new Sovereign, has also been released.  The Sovereign's Orb made for Charles II's coronation in 1661, is a symbol of Godly power.  The cross above it represents "Christ's dominion over the world" as the Monarch is Christ's representative on earth.  The Sovereign's sceptre is one of two used during the ceremony, it represents the temporal power of the King or Queen and is associated with good governance.  The image is surrounded by the inscription "1953 - 2018 Coronation Anniversary".  This design was created by Heena Rai, a well established numismatic designer.  

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The obverse of the coins depict a portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, by Joel Iskowitz, surrounded by the inscription "Elizabeth II Dei Gra Regina, Alderney, C.I. 2018". 

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For further details on the coin specifications available or to purchase a coin, please use the  links below:-

The Jubilee Mint http://jubileemint.co.uk

Harrington & Byrne http://harringtonandbyrne.co.uk

Bradford Exchange http://bradford.co.uk/coins