Which is your favourite Queen Elizabeth II Coin?

On 9th September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II will officially become Britain’s longest ever reigning monarch as she passes the current record of 23,226 days held by her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. Over the years, there have been a number of coins to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II  and the various milestones she has celebrated on the throne.

But which of these designs is your favourite?

Have your say in our poll at the bottom of the page…

1953 coronation crown - Which is your favourite Queen Elizabeth II Coin?

(A) 1953 Coronation Crown

A) 1953 Coronation Crown

The 1953 Coronation Crown was the very first commemorative coin of the Queen’s reign. It features an unorthodox obverse portrait of the Queen riding on horseback and her crowned monogram on either side. The Queen’s name and titles are recited in full, and the edge inscription reads ‘Faith and Truth I will Bear Unto You’ which is taken from the Coronation Oath.

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(B) Coronation 40th Anniversary

B) 1993 Coronation 40th Anniversary £5

This £5 was issued in 1993 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. The reverse of the coin features the St Edward’s Crown worn during the ceremony in 1953 at the heart of the design. Circulating the crown are 40 trumpets in recognition of the 40th anniversary year, and the same excerpt taken from the Coronation Oath; Faith and Truth I Will Bear Unto You.

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(C) Coronation 50th Anniversary

C) 2003 Coronation 50th Anniversary £5

The £5 coin issued in 2003 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the coronation is one of the most unconventional designs ever issued. The central motif on the reverse of the coin was designed by Tom Phillips and reads “God Save the Queen”. His choice of contemporary style lettering is unusual for a UK coin, and covers the entire reverse – making it instantly recognisable.

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(D) Coronation 60th Anniversary

D) 2013 Coronation 60th Anniversary £5

The most recent Queen Elizabeth II  commemorative £5 coin was issued in 2013 to mark the Coronation Diamond Jubilee. The reverse design by Emma Noble is a simple one, with the Imperial State Crown worn by Her Majesty after the coronation ceremony featuring prominently in superb detail. It is accompanied by the words “To Reign and Serve; A Vow Made Good”.

  1. Dave Radford on August 28, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    My most favourite coin out of all denominations is the florin it has so much character and is in my book the nicest designed coin.

  2. Nigel Kerr on August 27, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Royal Mint have done some excellent designs mine of the Queen is 1977 jubilee

  3. Wayne clark on August 27, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Hi mark. I have a large type 50p piece it has the raised rim around the edge but completely blank on both sides do you think this is rare and of any value.
    Many thanks in advance

    • Mark Liversidge on August 27, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      Hi Wayne, that sounds like an interesting one. Could you possibly post a photo of this coin to our Facebook page? http://www.facebook.com/changechecker

      • Wayne clark on August 27, 2015 at 7:22 pm

        Hi mark.
        Unfortunately I don’t have Facebook but I could send you a picture in a email perhaps. Unless you have another suggestion.

      • Mark Liversidge on August 28, 2015 at 8:54 am

        Hi Wayne, yes that would be fine, please send to info@changechecker.org

      • Wayne clark on August 28, 2015 at 9:43 am

        Sent. Thankyou . You have my permission to use these photos in your blog if you wish for other people to see. Please let me know what you think.