In 2002 The Royal Mint produced this five pound Memorial Crown to mark the passing of the Queen's Mother. Struck in sterling silver to a proof finish, this coin comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authentication.
In further tribute to the Queen Mother and, recalling the emotive ceremony of her funeral, the words
STRENGTH DIGNITY LAUGHTER
inspired by the Archbishop of Canterbury's address, appear on the edge. They are separated by the Queen Mother's crown, a visible symbol of royalty during the funeral service.
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The obverse (head), which is dated 2002, bears the fourth major different portrait of the Queen, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, and introduced in 1998. The coin bears the inscription ELIZABETH II D G REGINA FID DEF.
The reverse, by medallist and sculptor Avril Vaughan ARBS, PSNAD, bears a portrait of the Queen Mother which is poignantly enhanced by a delicate wreath.
|Alloy:||Sterling .925 Silver|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Avril Vaughan|
|Mint||The Royal Mint|
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