Her Majesty's 90th Birthday Crown Coin - The first Maklouf Portrait

Layered in pure silver and accented in 24 carat gold

The Queen's 90th Birthday Crown - The first Maklouf portrait

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  • A celebration of Her Majesty's portraits in her 90th birthday year
  • Features the effigy by master-sculptor Raphael Maklouf
  • Layered in pure silver and accented in 24 carat gold
  • Struck to proof quality
  • Officially approved by Buckingham Palace
  • Type: Single
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Since 1953, the Queen’s image has adorned British coinage in a beautiful series of portraits that mark
her journey to becoming Britain’s longest and oldest reigning monarch.

This stunning Silver layered Crown Coin features the third of these portraits by Raphael Maklouf .  Raphael Maklouf – a well-established sculptor and Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors – was chosen to create the new portrait.  Maklouf’s approach differed to that of Gillick and Machin. The portrait is ‘couped’ – cut off at the neck – and the Queen wears the Royal Diamond Diadem often seen at the State opening of Parliament, along with earrings and a necklace. More importantly, she looks younger than fifty eight (her age at the time) but this was simply a successful reflection of Maklouf’s desire to create ‘a symbol, regal and ageless’.

The reverse symbolizes the shields of the Royal Arms. Located at the north and south positions are the shields that represent England, containing three lions passant. A lion rampant represents Scotland in the east position, and to the west is a harp that represents Ireland. The four quadrants depict the St. Edwards crown, encircled by the Latin inscription ‘NOVEM DECENNIS GLORIOSE PERACTIS’ (nine decades gloriously accomplished). The year dates 1926-2016 to represent Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday.

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Specifications
Metal:
Layered in pure silver and accented in pure gold.
Quality:
Proof
Weight:
28.28g
Diameter:
38.6g
Country of issue:
Gibraltar
Denomination:
Crown
Year of issue:
2016
Mintage limit:
24,999