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  • A BU set of coins brought together to celebrate Her Majesty’s milestone 90th Birthday

  • Includes a One-Year only commemorative Crown design

  • Two spectacular coins that where 90 years in the making

QEII 90th Birthday Gold Sovereign and Crown Set

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In 2016 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday. Not only is she Britain’s longest reigning monarch, but she is also our oldest reigning monarch - and no King or Queen before her has ever celebrated this major milestone birthday.

Her life has been truly remarkable: from the Art Deco Age, through World War Two, to the Automobile Age, the Jet Age, the Space Age, the Computer Age and now the Internet Age, she has seen it all. Through all that time she has managed her role as monarch and mother with style, grace and compassion. In celebration of this, The Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday Gold Sovereign & Crown Set brings together the two coins named after the monarch - the sovereign and the crown. Both are the 90th birthday year 2016 issues and the crown also features a commemorative design that will feature just for one year.

The sovereign was first commanded by King Henry VII, Henry Tudor, to demonstrate the might of his new Royal Dynasty. The sovereign is very much the monarch’s coin - It’s very name ‘sovereign’ is a clue to the association - and much like the monarchy itself, it has been a constant throughout centuries. Gold sovereigns have been minted in most years of Her Majesty’s reign and the 2016 edition takes on additional significance as this is Her Majesty’s 90th birthday year. A pristine quality coin in brilliant uncirculated condition is included in this two-coin set. 


The crown coin is also named after the monarch. It dates back to the year 1551 and King Edward VI. It has been minted by every monarch since the Restoration of King Charles II in 1660 although the traditional face value of five shillings was updated to five pounds in 1990.

For Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, a design has been created that will be minted for just one year. Designed by Christopher Hobbs, the reverse features a garland of roses with the royal cipher EIIR at the centre with ‘90’ below. On the obverse side is the new Fifth Portrait of the Queen by Jody Clark. 

A pristine quality coin in brilliant uncirculated condition is included in this two coin set. 


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