2016 Falkland Islands 1 Crown Queen's 90th (Order of the Garter)

2016 Falkland Islands 1 Crown Queen's 90th (Order of the Garter)

This coin commemorates The Queen's 90th birthday and features a full color portrait of Her Majesty in Order of the Garter robes.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains .9092 oz of .925 fine Silver.
  • Comes in original mint box with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Mintage of only 1,926 coins.
  • Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusive to Pobjoy Mint.
  • Reverse: Features a color portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II shown in full Order of the Garter Robes by Alastair Barford.
  • Issued on behalf of the Falkland Islands.

This endearing coin is a fantastic addition to any numismatic collection. Add this Falkland Islands 1 Crown Queen's 90th Order of the Garter coin to your cart today!

To mark the major milestone of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming Longest Reigning British Monarch in 2015, a special portrait of the Her Majesty dressed in her robes of the Order of the Garter was commissioned. Pobjoy Mint has obtained a license to reproduce this portrait in full color on a crown coin on behalf of the Falkland Islands.

The Most Noble Order of the Garter, founded in 1348 by King Edward III, is the highest order of chivalry and the third most prestigious honor (inferior only to the Victoria Cross and George Cross) in England and the United Kingdom.

The Queen (whose father George VI appointed her and her husband to the Order in 1947) attends the service as Sovereign of the Order. Other members of the Royal Family in the Order also attend, including The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Princess Royal.

During the Middle Ages ladies were associated with the Order, although unlike today they did not enjoy full membership. In 1987, The Queen decided that women should be eligible for the Garter in the same way as men. Women are therefore included in this number and currently Lady Soames (the youngest daughter of Sir Winston Churchill, also a holder of the Order of the Garter) holds this honor.

The Pobjoy Mint has been a leader in innovative coin design and craftsmanship for more than 50 years. Derek Pobjoy started the private mint in 1965, coming from a background in jewelry. The first coins minted were commemorative Sterling Silver and Gold coins in memory of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, which launched the mint into becoming a huge success.

The idea that countries, big or small, can and should have their own coinage is what pushed the Pobjoy Mint forward. Pobjoy approached the Isle of Man government to begin a program of collector coins with corresponding values and specifications as British coins. In 1972, the Pobjoy Mint created the first practical set of coins for the Isle of Man including a 1/2 penny and up to 50 pence coins. These coins included historical and cultural elements, such as the Isle of Man’s distinctive three-legged “Triskele” insignia.

Since then, the Pobjoy Mint has issued an array of innovative and artistic coins sought after by some of the choosiest collectors. One particular contribution to numismatics and coin production was the development of the world’s first satisfactory man-made Precious Metal, called Virenium, which has been used in high denomination coinage since 1978. This was hailed worldwide as the first significant breakthrough in coinage from the last century.

The Pobjoy Mint provides circulation and collector coinage for 12 countries and territories, and that number is ever increasing. Pobjoy Mint has been consistently recognized within the numismatic industry for their innovations, including 45 “firsts” such as the first Silver one kilo coin, the first coin in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, the first titanium coin and the world’s highest relief coin. The Pobjoy Mint has demonstrated their ability to push the limits of the coin industry to surprising achievements and new heights.

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