A beautiful and flattering portrait of Elizabeth distinguishes this gorgeous numismatic tribute to the. As she celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, the first British monarch ever to reach this milestone! The frosted cameo effigy of QEII is surrounded by her Crown Jewels, symbols of her power, and floral emblems of the kingdoms she rules. On this low mintage, one troy ounce pure silver proof. Talisman Coins is honoured to bring you this superb silver proof celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.On February 6, 2022, Elizabeth entered her eighth decade as queen, making her the first British monarch ever reach that milestone. Her Platinum Jubilee will be marked by year-long celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the British Commonwealth, and indeed around the world, as communities come together to celebrate the first British Monarch in history to observe a 70-year reign! The intricately engraved and realistic portrait, a masterpiece of the minter's art, finds Her Majesty wearing the Diamond Diadem that she wore in 1952 for the opening of Parliament, and sporting a sapphire necklace. Above Queen Elizabeth's effigy rests the Imperial State Crown (set with the Cullinan II diamond), the ultimate symbol of her power and authority. Interspersed along the rims are other symbols of her regal power: The Scepter with the Cross, made in 1661, and set with the Great Star of Africa Diamond, the Cullinan I, the second largest cut diamond in the world The Sovereign's Orb or.
Always carried in the monarch's left hand The two Heralds on Horseback represent Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee (in 1977) and Golden Jubilee (in 2002) Each element around the edge is separated by royal scepters and royal swords. More on the Scepter of the Cross and the Sovereign's Orb, of the British Crown Jewels, below! Included also along the rim are the national flowers (floral badges) of the four constituents of the United Kingdom, over which Elizabeth reigns: England Tudor Rose Scotland Thistle Wales Leek North Ireland Shamrock Struck from 1 troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver, and exquisitely packaged with an individually numbered certificate, the 2022 QEII Platinum Jubilee Silver Proof represents a gorgeous and limited edition tribute to Britain's longest reigning monarch. With a mintage limit of just 1,952, we urge immediate action to secure one of these stunning and historic low mintage beauties!Elizabeth, born in 1926, is the oldest monarch in British history, surpassing Queen Victoria's 81 years by almost a decade and a half. Elizabeth is also the longest reigning monarch in British history, having passed Queen Victoria's length of reign in 2015. She is also the longest reigning queen in recorded history, bar none! Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
In 2022 the world celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the 70th year of her reign. Princess Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1926. She was just ten years old when she unexpectedly became heir presumptive to the throne, when her father, Bertie, became King George VI upon his older brother Edward VIII's abdication. When George VI's health began to deteriorate in 1951, the young princess readily assumed many of the her father's responsibilities. George VI died suddenly in his sleep on February 6, 1952, when Elizabeth was on an official state visit to Kenya, then a British colony.
She immediately acceded to the throne, becoming the first British monarch in over 200 years to do so while abroad. The new Queen Elizabeth went into her official period of mourning, then was crowned at Westminster Abbey at the relatively young age of twenty-six on June 2, 1953. By this time she was a seasoned public figure, her years of service a strong indicator of what the Commonwealth could expect of its new queen. Today about 128 million people live in the 16 countries of which she is head of state. Today, as she enters the eighth decade of her reign, Queen Elizabeth II is arguably the world's most popular and best-known monarch.
She is currently the longest-serving head of state in the world, and the longest-serving British or English monarch in history. Her reign of nearly three-quarters of a century has seen fourteen different Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom. For over 70 years, she has served the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as well as the British Commonwealth, which includes Australia, Canada and more than thirty other countries. A frosted cameo portrait of the young Queen Elizabeth II at the beginning of her reign seventy years ago, in 1952, wearing the Diamond Diadem that she wore in 1952 for the opening of Parliament. Her effigy is surmounted by the Imperial State Crown and surrounded by elements of the British Crown Jewels and the four national flowers (floral emblems or badges) of the four nations of the United Kingdom.
The legends QUEEN ELIZABETH II and PLATINUM JUBILEE define the theme. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear, while the legend 1 OZ 999 AG guarantees the weight and purity.
The coin is encapsulated inside an elegant, luxury presentation case, protected by a full-color outer box. A full-color, individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. Image of the back side of the certificate is mint-supplied and for general reference only. Serial number on image is NOT indicative of the serial number you will receive!
The Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. The collective term Crown Jewels refers to the regalia and vestments worn by the sovereign of the United Kingdom during the coronation ceremony and at various other state functions. These include the following objects: the crowns, scepters, orbs, swords, rings, spurs, colobium sindonis, dalmatic, armill, and the royal robe or pall, as well as several other objects connected with the ceremony itself.The oldest set of Crown Jewels, dating from the Anglo-Saxon period, were lost by John of England near the Wash in 1216. A replacement set was made shortly afterwards which was later joined by the addition of Welsh prince Llywelyn's coronet in 1284. This replacement set was stolen from Westminster Abbey in 1303 a. Lthough most, if not all, were recovered days later from the window of a London jeweler's shop (resulting in dire consequences for the shopkeeper). Oliver Cromwell melted down most of the original Crown Jewels of his era after the establishment of the Commonwealth in 1649. Upon the Restoration of Charles II, most of the regalia had to be replaced. The only pieces to survive from before the Civil War are three swords and a spoon. The British Crown Jewels easily constitute the most valuable jewelry collection in existence. The three most impressive pieces are described below. The Scepter with the Cross. Was made in 1661, and is so called because it is surmounted by a cross. In 1905, it was redesigned to incorporate the Cullinan I, also known as the Great Star of Africa, which at over 530 carats (106 g) is the largest cut diamond in the world. During the coronation, the monarch bears the Scepter with the Cross in the right hand. A type of globus cruciger, is a hollow golden sphere made in 1661. There is a band of jewels running along the center, and a half-band on the top hemisphere. Surmounting the orb is a jeweled Cross representing the Sovereign's role as Defender of the Faith. For a part of the coronation, it is borne in the Sovereign's left hand. Of all the Crown Jewels, the most valuable is. Featured on this magnificent coin.
The Crown is generally worn at the end of a coronation when the new monarch departs from Westminster Abbey and is not traditionally the actual crown used at the moment of coronation. However it was actually worn during the ceremony by Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, both of whom complained about the weight of the normally-used crown, St. The Imperial State Crown is of a design similar to St. Edward's Crown; it includes a base of four crosses pattee alternating with four fleurs-de-lis, above which are four half-arches surmounted by a cross. Inside is a deep purple velvet cap with an ermine border.
The Crown includes an incredible number of precious gems, including 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies! Among these are several world-famous jewels. The cross atop the Crown is set with a stone known as St. Edward's Sapphire, a sapphire taken from the ring (or possibly coronet) of Edward the Confessor.
The Black Prince's Ruby is set on the front cross pattee. Furthermore, the famous Cullinan II Diamond, or Lesser Star of Africa, is set on the front of the Crown.
The Black Prince's Ruby. The Black Prince's Ruby is actually a bead-shaped spinel weighing roughly 170 carats (34 g), that is, the size of a chicken egg! It is one of the oldest of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, with a known history dating back to the middle of the 14th century and having been in the possession of the British kings since it was given in 1367 to its namesake, Edward of Woodstock (the "Black Prince"). Until fairly modern times, all red gemstones were referred to as "rubies".
It was only relatively recently that the rarer spinel has been differentiated from the more common ruby. The two gemstones can be distinguished on the basis of hardness and density - a ruby is slightly harder and denser than a spinel. The two stones can also be told apart by their optical properties: a true ruby is dichroic while a spinel is singly refractive. The Cullinan Diamonds (Stars of Africa). The original, intact Cullinan Diamond was found by Frederick Wells, surface manager of the Premier Diamond Mining Company in Cullinan, Gauteng, South Africa on June 25 1905.
It is the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found, at 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g). The stone was named after Sir Thomas Cullinan, the owner of the diamond mine. The stone was bought by the Transvaal government and presented to King Edward VII of Great Britain. However, transport from South Africa to England posed a bit of a problem with regard to security. The actual diamond was in fact sent to England in a plain box via parcel post!The Cullinan was cut into three large parts by Asscher Brothers of Amsterdam, and eventually into some 11 large gem-quality stones and a number of smaller fragments. The largest polished gem from the stone is named Cullinan I or the Great Star of Africa, and at 530.20 carats (106.04 g) was the largest polished diamond in the world until the 1985 discovery of the Golden Jubilee diamond (545.67 cts), also from the Premier mine. Cullinan I is now mounted in the head of the Scepter with the Cross. The second largest gem from the Cullinan stone, Cullinan II or the Lesser Star of Africa, at 317.40 carats (63.48 g), is the third largest polished diamond in the world and is also part of the British crown jewels, as it forms a part of the Imperial State Crown. Both gems are on display at the Tower of London, as parts of the British crown jewels. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Commemorative". The seller is "talismancoins" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.