1900-2002 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
Silver Proof Memorial Crown
The portrait of the Queen Mother on the reverse of the memorial crown has been created by the medallist and sculptor Avril Vaughan ARBS, PSNAD, a portrait whose poignancy is enhanced by a delicate wreath.
In further tribute to the Queen Mother and, recalling the emotive ceremony of her funeral, the words STRENGTH, DIGNITY, LAUGHTER, inspired by the Archbishop of Canterbury's address, appear on the edge. They are separated by the Queen Mother's crown, a visible symbol of royalty during the funeral service.
Like the crown celebrating the Queen Mother's centenary year in 2000, the obverse of the memorial crown features the portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS, FSNAD.
Denomination - Five Pounds
Alloy - Sterling .925 Silver
Diameter - 38.61mm
Weight - 28.28gms
Issue Limit - 25,000
The coin is encapsulated and presented in the original Royal Mint red velvet case, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, Information Booklet and colourful outer case.