Silver Jubilee - 76 Grams. A rare Queen Elizabeth 1977 jubilee silver medal. Medal is a limited edition of 5000 and is number 361.
The medal was made to commemorate the Queens jubilee 1952 - 1977. The medal is made of 925 solid silver and weighs 76 grams. Hallmarked on the rim of the medal - Assayed London 1977 ---- Maker Spink & Son Ltd.Medal is in excellent grade with nice toning on obverse. Has a toning mark across the reverse of the medal where the coin flap was over it.
Comes in original Spink & Sons Ltd box which is in very good condition. Has original paper leaflet with specimen number stamped inside. Medal measures - 5.7 cm wide. The 1977 Silver Jubilee marked the 25th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II (born 1926) to the throne of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries. The anniversary date was celebrated in church services on 6 February 1977, but the Jubilee was largely celebrated in June, to coincide with the Queens Official Birthday.
On 6 June the Queen lit a bonfire beacon at Windsor Castle, the start of a chain of beacons across the country, and on 7 June a procession to and from St Pauls Cathedral, for a service of thanksgiving, saw crowds of over a million lining the streets. On 9 June the Queen made a progress by river from Greenwich to Lambeth, reenacting those made by her predecessor Elizabeth I. As well as celebrations in London and other major cities across the Commonwealth, the Queen and Prince Philip made unprecedented tours of Britain, Northern Ireland and the Commonwealth.The Jubilee Rose medal was issued by Spink & Son Ltd. In an edition of 5,000, the number of each medal being stamped on the edge. The designer was the renowned silversmith Leslie Durbin, best known as the maker of the Stalingrad sword of honour, presented by Winston Churchill to the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin at the allied conference held in Tehran in November 1943.
The image of the rose on the reverse is of the Silver Jubilee rose, a special Hybrid Tea rose bred by James Cocker and Sons Ltd. To commemorate Silver Jubilee year. The inscription is taken from the oath pledged by Queen Elizabeth II at her Coronation in 1953.
It meant a great deal to the monarch who, during lunch at the Guildhall following the St. Pauls service on 7 June 1977, said When I was twenty-one I pledged my life to the service of our people and I asked for God's help to make good that vow. Although that vow was made in my salad days, when I was green in judgement, I do not regret nor retract one word of it.
Leslie Durbin (London 1913 - Kew 2005), silversmith Spink and Sons Ltd, issuer. The item "QUEEN ELIZABETH Silver Medal Medallion Coin / 1952-1977 Silver Jubilee 76 Gram" is in sale since Saturday, December 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins\Historical Medals/Medallions\British\20th Century". The seller is "cacti-pip" and is located in Cornwall.This item can be shipped worldwide.