1953 GB Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Crown
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The Queen's FIRST Commemorative Coin

This year the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee and today you can own the very coin that was issued in 1953 to mark her accession to the throne!

Unusually for a United Kingdom issue the coin features the Queen riding on horseback. The edge inscription reads 'Faith and Truth I will Bear Unto You' which is taken from the Coronation Oath. In the years that have passed since Her Majesty’s coronation this has become one of the United Kingdom's most iconic coins, and has been the starting point for countless great collections.

The First QEII Commemorative Coin

The 1953 Crown was also the first United Kingdom commemorative coin issued during Queen Elizabeth II's reign, making it especially sought-after by collectors and enthusiasts. That's why we're particularly pleased to be able to make our small stocks available now, in this special Coronation anniversary year.

A Great Tradition

Collecting British crowns has always been a fulfilling pursuit, but I wonder if the public of 1953 realised just how important this coin was to become.

By securing your coin today you can join in with this great collecting tradition, and own one of the most iconic coins of the 20th century.

Complete with Certificate of Authenticity.

Order Ref 185/815K/0


  • Country of Issue: United Kingdom
  • Diameter: 38.61mm, Weight: 28.28g
  • Metal: Cupro Nickel
  • Reverse: Edgar Fuller and Cecil Thomas
  • Obverse: Gilbert Ledward

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.