Her Majesty's 90th Birthday portrait by Raphael Maklouf

Layered in pure silver and accented in 24 carat gold

Her Majesty's 90th Birthday Crown Coin by Raphael Maklouf

Rating value: 5.0

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  • A celebration of Her Majesty's portraits in her 90th birthday year
  • Features the 90th Birthday Effigy by the brilliant Raphael Maklouf.
  • Layered in pure silver and accented in 24 carat gold
  • Struck to proof quality
  • Officially approved by Buckingham Palace
  • Type: Single
  • Availability: Available
Price: £ 34.95

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. With this 90th birthday effigy, his second of Her Majesty The Queen, Raphael Maklouf has once more captured the essence Queen Elizabeth II with a stunning portrait sculpted in honour of her landmark ninetieth birthday.

Drawing inspiration from his earlier portrait, Maklouf has created a new couped portrait of Her Majesty the Queen in which she once more wears the Royal Diamond Diadem and earrings that mark Maklouf’s portraits. With extraordinary skill, he has also managed to depict the quiet happiness that has marked the latter part of Her Majesty’s record-breaking reign and shows a Queen, deservedly content after nine decades gloriously accomplished.

The reverse symbolises 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 represent Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday.

Price:£ 34.95
Specifications
Metal:
Layered in pure silver and accented in pure gold.
Quality:
Proof
Weight:
28.28g
Diameter:
38.6mm
Country of issue:
Gibraltar
Denomination:
Crown
Year of issue:
2016
Mintage limit:
24,999