Guernsey gold proof five pound coin celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Sapphire Jubilee.
This 22 carat gold proof coin was struck to commemorate 65 years since The Queen ascended to the British throne. She is the only British monarch in history to reach this milestone.
The coin is issued complete with presentation box and certificate of authenticity, and has an 'edition limit' of just 95 coins. This makes it a perfect addition to any gold coin collection!
A 65th anniversary is referred to as a Sapphire Anniversary or a Blue Sapphire Anniversary. Elizabeth II acceded to the throne on the death of her father, King George VI on the 6 February 1952. Queen Elizabeth II overtook Queen Victoria's reign to become Britain's longest reigning monarch on 10 September 2015.
The obverse of the coin was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. It features a right-facing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The initials 'IRB' appear below the truncation.
ELIZABETH II BAILIWICK OF GUERNSEY 2017
The reverse was designed by engraver, Mike Guilfoyle. It shows the monarch's crossed sceptres, which divide the dates '1952' and '2017'.
HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II SAPPHIRE JUBILEE
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||1.177|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Mike Guilfoyle|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||Unknown|
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