Queen Elizabeth II

October 25, 2011 by staff 

Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth II, Queen Elizabeth II is the longest life and the second longest reigning monarch in British history by Queen Victoria. The year 2012 marks the diamond anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty the Queen and became Head of the Commonwealth on February 6, 1952 and was crowned in Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953. During her reign of 60 years, has become the most traveled head of state in the history of mankind. The Queen has witnessed many changes within their area and around the world. Since the end of rationing in the UK the year became the queen, the arrival of the first man on the moon, and on today’s digital age.

To celebrate the extraordinary 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II as sovereign of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the seas, Pobjoy Mint has been responsible for issuing a series of new coins in the name of Ascension Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Isle of Man, and South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.

All coins have been approved by Buckingham Palace and have a unique double statue of the Queen on the obverse. The effigy first is an updated portrait of Her Majesty, the second is based on a portrait by Mary Gillick carved that first appeared on the front of the British and Commonwealth coins from 1953 to 1968.

Ascension Island – Authorized by the Government of Ascensionand beaten by the Pobjoy Mint in the UK, the coin shows three images of the queen during the past 60 years since the first official picture to be used in the British Commonwealth and coins in circulation in 1953 for most recent profile in charge of territorial circulating coins. The obverse of the coin bears the double portrait combination of these two portraits, along with the text “Isabel II 2012 Ascension Island” around the edge. The reverse design shows a front face semi portrait of the Queen just after her accession, together with the text on the picture, “Life of Queen Elizabeth II”. The denomination of two pounds is to the left of the portrait.

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