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Queen Elizabeth II ‘The Jubilee Equestrian Portrait’ Crown Set 1977-2002-2022

$139.00

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  • In 2022 Her Late Majesty becomes the first British monarch ever to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee (70th anniversary of reign).
  • During her remarkable and history-making reign, three of her royal jubilees have been celebrated with crown sized British commemorative coins that depict her on horseback.
  • This set includes an original example of all three of the crown-sized commemorative coins for Her Late Majesty’s Jubilees
  • Housed in a deluxe presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity

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Description

This year’s Platinum Jubilee is celebrated with a crown sized £5 coin depicting Queen Elizabeth II on horseback. This is a special design that has a very special tradition in Britain as two of Her Late Majesty’s previous royal jubilees have been celebrated with crown sized coins depicting her on horseback. This set brings all three British crown-sized coins together: the 1977 Silver Jubilee, the 2002 Golden Jubilee and the NEW 2022 Platinum Jubilee.

Queen Elizabeth II is the only British monarch ever to have celebrated a Platinum Jubilee (70th anniversary of reign). She is also the only monarch for whom Britain has produced commemorative crown coins not only for her coronation but also for all of her major jubilees. Three of those jubilees have included a heritage-style portrait of the queen on horseback – not the usual side profile of her head but an ‘Equestrian Portrait’ depicting her seated on horseback.

This style of portrait dates back to the very first English silver crown minted in the year 1551 for King Edward VI.

This set includes an original example of all three of these crown-sized commemorative coins for Her Late Majesty’s Jubilees:

Coin 1 – The Silver Jubilee Crown of 1977

The 1977 Silver Jubilee crown-sized decimal 25p coin  is the first British jubilee commemorative coin in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and it has a number of distinctive features.

The obverse design continues a tradition in depicting an equestrian portrait of the Queen, as on the Coronation crown of 1953. She is shown riding side-saddle as before, on the occasion of the Trooping of the Colour on Horse Guards Parade in that year. However, there are one or two minor differences that together make for a more pleasing portrait. The horse is shown broadside on and in greater detail – altogether more animated, with outstretched tail, not prancing.

The reverse is remarkable as it features no legend at all: within a circle in the centre are depicted the Ampulla and Spoon which are used for the Anointing at the heart of the Coronation ceremony. The ampulla and spoon are older than the other objects of the Regalia, being relics of the articles in use before the Commonwealth, during which the Regalia was destroyed. The inner circle is surrounded by a wide border on which is depicted, at the top, St Edward’s crown as used at the Coronation. The rest of the border is taken up with curving branches bearing the leaves and fruit of the olive tree which spring to left and right from one stem at the foot. (In modern coronations a plain olive oil is used for the Anointing.) Both designs. on the obverse and the reverse, are the work of Arnold Machin.

This is the cupronickel version in Uncirculated quality.

Coins 2 – The Golden Jubilee £5 ‘Crown’ of 2002

The British crown-sized £5 coin for the Golden Jubilee featured an Equestrian Portrait of Her Majesty carrying on the tradition which had begun with the 1953 Coronation crown and then continued with the first jubilee crown of 1977 (also in this set). The legend includes the phrase AMOR POPULI PRAESIDIVM REG(INAE) which means “The love of the people is the Queen’s protection”.

On the obverse side it featured a new portrait of Her Majesty by Ian Rank-Broadley and this portrait was only used on this coin and it is the only coin ever to feature it. This portrait combines dignity with the informality in the person on the occasion of her 50th year of reign.

This is the cupronickel version in Uncirculated quality.

Coin 3 – The Platinum Jubilee £5 ‘crown’ of 2022

For this year’s Platinum Jubilee a new crown-sized British £5 coin has been produced. A special commemorative version of this coin features an Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by John Bergdahl, LINKING THIS COIN WITH THOSE OF 1977 AND 2002! What a wonderful historical ‘cycle’, spanning Her Late Majesty’s Silver, Golden and Platinum Jubilees!

This is the cupronickel version in brilliant Uncirculated quality.

Additional information

Diameter

All coins in this set are 38.61mm in diameter

Weight

All coins in this set weigh 28.28 grams

Metal type

Cupronickel

Quality

Uncirculated

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Housed in a deluxe presentation case with a Certificate or Authenticity

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