Queen Elizabeth II continues her march to becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history, and the Royal Mint is preparing for
the event with a new commemorative coin. Here's a short article from a local newspaper in Wales, home of the Royal Mint. -Editor
A commemorative coin depicting the Queen through her reign has been unveiled to mark her becoming the longest reigning monarch in British
The Royal Mint has designed the £20 fine silver face value coin depicting the Queen’s journey through the five portraits that have
appeared of her on UK coins.
Designed by Stephen Taylor, it shows the Queen all the way from her coronation to now.
Mr Taylor said: “I wanted my design to convey how Queen Elizabeth II has matured on the face of a coin, just like Queen Victoria
“Combining the five portraits was a challenge, as they are all quite different in their composition: how they’re couped, their size, the
crown worn and so on. The font I used for the inscription is a flared serif often used on early coinage. Mary Gillick used something
similar on her portrait of Her Majesty. “
The Royal Mint, in Llantrisant, said that never before had all coins in circulation carried the portrait of the same monarch.
Shane Bissett, The Royal Mint’s director of Commemorative Coin and Medals, said: “This historic event is not only a memorable one for
the nation, but a significant one for The Royal Mint, maker of coins to the kings and queens of Britain for over 1,000 years.
To read the complete article, see:
The Royal Mint unveils a £20 silver coin
tracing the Queen's reign through five portraits (www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/royal-mint-unveils-20-silver-9962719)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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