THE LONGEST REIGNING MONARCH - A REIGN LIKE NO OTHER
LIMITED EDITION PRESENTATION - 9,000
On 9th September 2015, Her Majesty The Queen reached a major milestone, becoming the United Kingdom's longest reigning monarch, a title previously held by Queen Elizabeth II's great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.
Unlike other 2015 £5 coins, which feature either the Queen's fourth portrait by Ian Rank Broadley or the new fifth portrait, by Jody Clark, this coin has a special commemorative obverse design. Created by James Butler, the portrait shows the Queen wearing the King George IV State Diadem which she wore on her coronation day, on her way into Westminster Abbey. She changed into the St. Edward's Crown at the altar.
The reverse of the coin shows an engraving of the Coronation Crown (St. Edward's Crown) by James Butler.
Denomination - £5
Alloy - 925 Ag
Weight - 28.28g
Diameter - 38.61mm
Edge Inscription - LONG TO REIGN OVER US
The £5 Silver Proof coin is beautifully presented in the original Royal Mint black box and colour outer, accompanied with an information booklet and certificate of authenticity.