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Brand New British Isles 50p marks the Queen’s 65th Coronation Anniversary

Posted by Catherine Antignani on

This year, Her Majesty the Queen celebrates her Sapphire Coronation Anniversary – 65 years since she was crowned at Westminster Abbey in 1953.

As the world’s longest reigning living monarch, she will be the first monarch in British history to celebrate a Sapphire Coronation, a historic achievement to be recognised as part of her record-breaking reign.

Elizabeth ascended the throne at the age of 25, upon the death of her father, King George VI in 1952. After a year’s mourning period, she was crowned Queen in a coronation ceremony steeped with tradition. Millions tuned in to listen to the ceremony on the radio and, for the first time ever, the proceedings were able to be watched on live television.

In celebration of the Sapphire Coronation, a limited set of special commemorative 50p coins have just been officially approved by Buckingham Palace.

Fittingly, the first coin is engraved with the words of the Coronation Oath,

The things which I have here before promised, I will perform and keep. So help me God.

The UK’s most collectable coins…

The 50p coin has rapidly become the UK’s most collectable coin, spurred on by the release of the 2012 Olympic 50p coins, where collectors held on to the coins in their millions.

Since then 50p coins have continued to be a collecting sensation. Last year, the Beatrix potter 50ps saw remarkable success and the precious metal versions sold out within 24 hours of release. 

With this in mind, these brand new British Isles 50p coins may not be around for long.

If you're interested...

The 50p Set to mark the Queen’s 65th Coronation anniversary in Superior Brilliant Uncirculated collector’s quality is available to purchase here.

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