This sterling silver £5 coin is the most affordable of the new precious metal coins struck by The Royal Mint to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation. It makes a perfect companion to those minted to mark her Diamond Jubilee - which created unprecedented demand. The design has approval from the Palace and the Treasury, the obverse bearing the effigy by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS and the reverse featuring a powerful new design by Emma Noble. This shows the Imperial State Crown Her Majesty wore as she left Westminster Abbey after the Coronation ceremony. Around it run the words TO REIGN AND SERVE - A VOW MADE GOOD. This splendid £5 coin is being struck in a limited edition presentation of 15,000. Queen Elizabeth II will be the oldest monarch to achieve this landmark - only attained once before, by Queen Victoria. It is almost inconceivable that anyone alive today will witness another such occasion. The design is identical to that on the other precious metal coins being struck to mark this important anniversary. As such, it is likely to prove the most popular. The coin recaptures the magic of the ancient and sacred Coronation ceremony. It is a tangible and collectable link with the glittering Crown Jewels featured on that glorious day 60 years ago when The Queen was crowned. Struck in Proof quality with a strictly limited edition presentation of 15,000 it recalls a day of glorious pageantry which gave new hope to a nation battered by bleak years of war and austerity. The demand for coins marking last year’s Diamond Jubilee was unparalleled with several limited editions sold out long before the year’s end. This may happen again in 2013. Once the Limited Edition Presentation is reached, no more of these coins will be struck. If you wish to secure your silver crown we strongly advise ordering early.
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