The Royal British Mint has released several products which celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. This follows the many Diamond Jubilee products issued last year to celebrate 60 years since the Queen’s accession.
The 2013 60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation £5 Coin was released in December 2012. The reverse design features a depiction of the Imperial State Crown, which was worn just after the Coronation ceremony. An inscription above the crown reads “To Reign and Serve – A Vow Made Good”.
The obverse of the coin contains the Ian-Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the “2013″ date.
This coin is available in copper-nickel composition in brilliant uncirculated quality, packaged with an illustrated folder. A 22-karat gold proof version is available with a mintage limit of 2,000. A silver proof version is limited to 15,000 pieces, a gold plated silver proof version is limited to 12,500, and a silver piedfort proof version is limited to 3,250. The coin is also included in various annual sets.
Just announced this month is 2013 The Queen’s Portrait Four Coin Set, available in three different precious metals options . The obverse designs of the coins feature each of the portraits that the Royal Mint has used for circulation coinage, which were designed by Mary Gillick, Arnold Machin, Raphael Maklouf, and Ian-Rank-Broadley.
A common reverse design features the Royal Arms reimagined by sculptor James Butler.
A Gold Proof Four Coin Set will be offered with a limit of 450 sets. Also available will be a silver proof set limited to 4,800 and a piedfort silver proof set limited to 2,700 sets.
The Royal Mint has a section of their website which showcases products celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation, which can be found here.