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Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Queen Elizabeth II

Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Queen Elizabeth II

Reigning for over 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-lived monarch in British history. She left behind a remarkable legacy of service upon her passing on September 8, 2022. Integral to British and world history alike, the Queen’s image appears on the coinage of more than 45 different countries which is a testament to her long-standing reign and impact around the globe. As a symbol of strength and resilience, Queen Elizabeth II will forever be remembered as one of the greatest monarchs in history.

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The Original Makers Detail the Queen’s Journey

Also referred to as the Original Maker, The Royal Mint struck every coin in the United Kingdom during the Queen’s long life. With 1,100 years minting coins for British royalty, The Royal Mint has a history of working with Her Late Majesty to produce her portrait coinage and commemorative coins to detail her unique journey as Britain’s longest serving monarch.

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Honoring Her Reign
The Original Makers Detail the Queen’s Journey

Honoring Her Reign

Coin enthusiasts globally are celebrating the life and honoring the passing of the Queen with a tasteful collection centered on Her Majesty's effigies. Her first portrait was commissioned at the bright age of 25 when she first ascended to the throne and her last was commissioned at the golden age of 89. These two effigies represent poignant bookends that emphasize the longevity of her remarkable reign.

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The Queen’s Five Portraits

During the Queen’s lifetime, she had five effigies sculpted and minted to update the sovereign British coins. Each portrait of the Queen portrayed her through each coin artist’s interpretation, creating timeless snapshots of her at ages 25, 42, 59, 72 and 89. While other monarchs have graced British coinage over the years, Queen Elizabeth II’s image remains one of the most recognizable in the world. The history of coinage in Britain is rich with tradition and heritage that the Queen’s likeness has deepened and progressed.

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The Queen’s Five Portraits
The Queen’s Five Portraits

Looking To The Future

We are in the midst of an uncertain period when most banks and mints are determining how long currency featuring the Queen's likeness will continue to circulate and when they should replace her with King Charles III. For 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II's image has been used on coinage and banknotes in over 20 countries worldwide, therefore this transition will have a monumental impact. Learn more about the mints that have shared their current plans, what the King's effigy could look like, and offer potential shifts that could happen in Commonwealth money.

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