2018 BIOT Proof Gold £4 Sapphire Coronation (Lion & Unicorn)
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Minted on behalf of Pobjoy Mint in celebration of the Queen's Sapphire Coronation, this elegantly designed coin features a Lion and Unicorn which are representative of the United Kingdom and the Royals.
- Contains 1/25 oz of .999 fine Gold.
- Comes in the original mint box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of 750 coins.
- Obverse: Displays an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusive to Pobjoy Mint.
- Reverse: Features the Lion and the Unicorn which signify the United Kingdom and the Royals. The design depicts the Lion seated behind a Unicorn with an English Rose, a Scottish Thistle, a Welsh Daffodil and a Northern Irish Shamrock. The wording "1953 - H.M. Queen Elizabeth II - 2018" appears around the design.
- Minted on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory by Pobjoy Mint.
This coin is a fantastic addition to any numismatic collection. Add this 2018 BIOT Proof Gold £4 Sapphire Coronation (Lion & Unicorn) coin to your cart today!
The Lion and the Unicorn signify the United Kingdom and appear as its heraldic supporters on its coat of arms. The Lion represents England and the Unicorn represents Scotland. The combination of the two animals dates back to the accession of James I of England in 1603, who was also James I of Scotland. Over the last 400 years these animals have become strongly associated with Royalty and therefore our Queen, Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne at the age of 25, upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952, and was proclaimed Queen by her various privy and executive councils shortly after wards. The Coronation took place more than a year later due to the tradition that holding such a festival is inappropriate during the period of mourning following the death of a monarch was the first major event to be broadcast on television against Winston Churchill’s advice. The Coronation was broadcast in both black and white and color and was viewed by 27 million of the then 36 million Brits. In the ceremony itself, at Westminster Abbey, Elizabeth swore an oath to uphold the law and govern the Church of England.
Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in 2015 when she overtook her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. The recent death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej means Queen Elizabeth II of Britain and the Commonwealth Realms has now become the world's longest-reigning living monarch.
The 65th Anniversary is associated with the gemstone sapphire, symbolic of loyalty and some say can bring inner peace and fulfillment of dreams and prosperity. The color associated with this anniversary is blue, symbolic of trust and peace, loyalty and integrity, all characteristics you would expect in a Sovereign.
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