H.M. Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Coin

QEII 90th Birthday Half Crown

Rating value: 3.8

10
  • Brilliant Uncirculated
  • Type: Single
  • Availability: Available
Price: £ 4.99

As the Queen celebrated her ninetieth birthday in 2016, our nation honoured the remarkable life of the little princess who was never meant to rule but became Britain's record-breaking monarch.

This handsome and superbly designed commemorative coin can be owned by only a tiny proportion of households in the United Kingdom. 

A brand new royal portrait by Raphael Maklouf

Your H.M Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Coin is a truly remarkable piece of craftsmanship, at the heart of which is the new royal image, created by one of the most famous names in coin design - Raphael Maklouf FRBS FRSA NDD.

A renowned sculptor of international standing - Maklouf has a formidable track record within the numismatic world. Most memorably of all, his graceful image of the Queen adorned all British coins from 1985 to 1998 after being chosen by the Royal Mint over the submissions of 17 other artists.

And what a striking portrait he has produced for H.M Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Coin! It echoes his original image of the Queen in that it again depicts her wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown, which was made in 1820 for the coronation of George IV and is worn by the Queen when travelling to and from the State Opening of Parliament. This is an effigy to mark her 90th birthday, however, so the portrait matches the poise and grace of Maklouf’s earlier profile with a warmth, maturity and stoicism appropriate to a monarch now entering her ninth decade.

So many wonderful memories of great royal occasions will be rekindled in 2016, as the nation honours the Queen’s achievement in reaching the grand age of 90 years. Your commemorative half crown is a unique tribute to a woman who has played such a pivotal role in the life of our nation, and we are delighted that you have chosen to make it a part of your personal collection.

Price: £ 4.99
Specifications
Alloy:
CuNi
Quality:
Brilliant Uncirculated
Weight:
15.00 grams
Diameter:
32.00 mm
Issuing Authority:
Gibraltar
Denomination:
Half Crown
Year of issue:
2016
Mintage limit:
500,000 of which the first 49,999 are numbered