British Indian Ocean Territory 2013 - Queen Elizabeth II: Lifetime of Service - Cupro Nickel Coin

Product Code: L4456000

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Coin Highlights

  • 2013 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel £2 coin
  • Issued on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Unique presentation pouch


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has spent a lifetime in the service of her country, with the year 2013 marking the historic 60th Anniversary of her Coronation at Westminster Abbey on 2nd June 1953.

To commemorate this incredible dedication to her country, five nations from around the world have united to offer the ultimate tribute as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations: a magnificent coin each from Ascension Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Falkland Islands, Isle of Man and South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands.

The British Indian Ocean Territory commemorative coin features a central image of Westminster Abbey with heraldic images in the surround. A fitting image for this coin, Westminster Abbey was the site of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Otherwise known as the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster, this famous landmark has enjoyed a lifetime of close links with the monarchy and since 1066 has been the chosen venue for all royal coronations.

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Available as an Uncirculated Cupro Nickel £2 coin, every coin has been finished to the exacting high standards that distinguish a Pobjoy Mint coin. The obverse of all coins carry an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. Ian Rank-Broadley is one of the foremost sculptors working today. His effigy of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II has appeared on all UK coinage since 1998 and the Pobjoy Mint has exclusive use of the ‘uncouped’ effigy that appears on the obverse of these coins.

A lifetime of service

Both Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip have dedicated the last 60 years to serving their country and its people. They married on the 20th November 1947 and today have four children, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

The Queen acceded to the Throne on the 6th February 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI. She is the second longest serving monarch, after Queen Victoria, and her coronation was attended by 8,251 guests with the return route to Buckingham Palace specially designed to ensure that as many people as possible could see the Queen and her procession. As part of the 2013 celebrations, a special Service of Celebration was held at Westminster Abbey and attended by Her Majesty and the rest of the Royal Family.

These collector’s coins are part of a popular ongoing series that honours Her Majesty’s ‘Lifetime of Service’ and each coin is a unique celebration. Individually and as a set, these coins create a magnificent tribute that will be cherished forever.

Metal Uncirculated Cupro Nickel £2 coin
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Issue Limit Unlimited

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