On June 2nd 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey, in a ceremony which continued centuries of grandeur and royal tradition. The nation came together to watch the beginning of a new Elizabethan era.
To mark this historic day, a new coinage was issued featuring the first portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Mary Gillick - depicting a youthful Queen wearing a wreath.
9 circulating coins were issued, and because of the significance of the occasion, the Royal Mint struck Proof quality versions of all these coins, using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks.
As a special numismatic tribute to Her Majesty in this historic Coronation Jubilee year, we are pleased to offer this limited edition set featuring one of these original proof sets from 1953
A special commemorative Coronation Crown was also issued with the sets. It was modelled on the crown of 1551 with its equestrian portrait of Edward VI, and depicts the Queen riding a police horse at the Trooping the Colour ceremony. It is a bold and imaginative design which captured the hearts of the general public and is now an instantly recognisable coin amongst collectors.
Paired with the 1953 crown is the 2013 £5 coin which has been issued to commemorate a remarkable 60 years on the British throne for Queen Elizabeth II.
The reverse design by Emma Noble features the Imperial State Crown, worn by Her Majesty on the day of the ceremony.
Limited to just 495 sets
Queen Elizabeth II now joins her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria in reaching a remarkable 60 years on the British throne. This is the perfect tribute in this historic year, and it is a set which can be kept in the family for generations.
Please don't delay your order for one of these sets - there are only 495 available and these will not be available for long!