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65 years as Queen - 11 facts about Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation

Posted by Catherine Antignani on

Today marks a historic day for British royalty. On this day 65 years ago Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation ceremony took place.   Now the longest reigning monarch, the event showed the immense responsibility that she inherited, as demonstrated by the quote: “Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust”. Here are 11 facts about Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation: 1. Queen Elizabeth was just 27 years old at the time of her coronation service. Whilst this is young, she is not actually the youngest monarch to start her reign; Mary, Queen of Scots...

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The history of Her Majesty’s Jubilee crown coins

Posted by Mark Liversidge on

This year Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Sapphire Jubilee – the first ever British monarch in history to do so. To mark the occasion, a brand new British Isles £5 Proof coin has been issued. In light of its release, I thought I’d take a look back at the history and timeless designs of previous British Jubilee commemorative coins issued during the Queen’s reign… 1953 The Coronation UK Crown The 1953 crown was issued to celebrate Her Majesty’s Coronation and was the very first UK commemorative coin to be issued during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Unusually, the obverse portrait features an engraving...

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