The Royal Mint in 1953 was a very different place to the one we know today.
Based at Tower Hill in London, it was close to the heart of government and royalty and carried on the thousand year long tradition of minting in the nation’s capital. Today, based in a high tech plant at Llantrisant in South Wales, The Royal Mint continues to uphold the standards for which it has become world-renowned.
For 2013, we bring together two coins that capture both the story of The Royal Mint and the 60 year story of the Queen’s Coronation.
The 1953 Coronation Crown
1953 saw the Coronation of the young Queen Elizabeth II and the first coins of her reign were struck by The Royal Mint. In these pre-decimal times, collectors could still find Victorian and Edwardian coins in circulation. Although the shiny new coins would stand out, the design selected for the 5 Shillings Crown was particularly striking. The portrait of the young queen astride her horse, Winston, was a forward-looking design that millions of people would own.
The Queen’s Coronation Anniversary 2013 UK £5 Coin
For 2013, The Royal Mint has struck a special £5 coin that continues this story. The coin bears the instantly recognisable Imperial State Crown at its centre.
Crafted to meticulous standards and designed using a combination of ancient techniques and the latest technology, this coin marries the modern with the traditional to masterful effect.
For collectors who wish to capture the remarkable story of 60 years of the Queen’s coinage, this set makes an excellent addition regardless of whether you are adding to an existing collection or beginning a new one. The advancement of minting techniques is evident, but the timeless quality The Royal Mint’s reputation is founded upon shines through.
Own The 1953 and 2013 Coronation Crown Two-Coin Set
To view the set and to place your order, visit the secure Royal Mint website.