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Elizabeth II Sapphire Jubilee

Author: Lawrence Chard - Director and Expert Numismatist

Published: 4 Feb 2017

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2019

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Elizabeth II Sapphire Jubilee - 65th Anniversary of Her Accession

QEII Sapphire Jubilee Celebrations

On 6th February 1952, Elizabeth was informed, whilst on holiday in Kenya, of the death of her father, King George VI and that she was now Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. On the 6th February 2017, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 65th anniversary of her accession to the throne. This anniversary is known as the Sapphire Jubilee and has been commemorated by the Sapphire Jubilee Crown. We take a look at sixty five years of Elizabeth II on coins in the following section

Queen Elizabeth II on Coins 1952-2017

2015 Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday Portrait by James Butler

2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley

2012 Queen Elizabeth II Australia Diamond Jubilee Silver Proof Dollar

2003 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Jubilee Portrait by Tom Phillips

2002 Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley

2006 Queen Elizabeth II Gibraltar 80th Birthday Gold Proof Sovereign by Raphael Maklouf

1998 Queen Elizabeth II Fourth Definitive UK Coin Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley

1997 Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Golden Wedding Crown by Philip Nathan

1996 Queen Elizabeth II Canada $5 Five Dollars Maple Coin by Dora de Pedery-Hunt

1993 Queen Elizabeth II 40th Anniversary of the Coronation Crown by Robert Elderton

1998 Queen Elizabeth II Fourth Definitive UK Coin Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley

1977 Silver Jubilee Portrait by Bernard Sindall

1977 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Engraving by Arnold Machin

1977 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medallion

1959 Queen Elizabeth II Bermuda Silver Crown 350th Anniversary Colony Founding by Cecil Thomas

1953 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal - Obverse by Cecil Walter Thomas

1953  Queen Elizabeth II First Definitive UK Coin Portrait by Mary Gillick

The Other Coin Portraits 

There are some portraits that have appeared on coins which are not particularly flattering, here is one of them. Let us know whether you agree or not.

2002 Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Zambia Printed Portrait Millennium Revels

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