Queen’s Order of the Garter Portrait - 2016 Coloured Proof Fine Silver Crown

Product Code: L6710200

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Coin Highlights

  • 2016 Coloured Proof 1oz Fine Silver Crown
  • Issued on behalf of the Falkland Islands
  • Issue: 1926
  • Unique presentation box and certificate
  • Officially Licensed Product

Description

To mark the major milestone of HM Queen Elizabeth II becoming Longest Reigning British Monarch in 2015, a special portrait of the Her Majesty dressed in her robes of the Order of the Garter was commissioned. Pobjoy Mint has obtained a license to reproduce this portrait on a coloured crown coin on behalf of the Falkland Islands.

The Most Noble Order of the Garter, founded in 1348 by King Edward III, is the highest order of chivalry and the third most prestigious honour (inferior only to the Victoria Cross and George Cross) in England and the United Kingdom.

The Queen (whose father George VI appointed her and her husband to the Order in 1947) attends the service as Sovereign of the Order. Other members of the Royal Family in the Order also attend, including The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Princess Royal.

During the Middle Ages ladies were associated with the Order, although unlike today they did not enjoy full membership. In 1987, The Queen decided that women should be eligible for the Garter in the same way as men. Women are therefore included in this number and currently Lady Soames (the youngest daughter of Sir Winston Churchill, also a holder of the Order of the Garter) holds this honour. 

This crown coin has been produced beautifully in a 1oz Proof Fine Silver highlighting the garment colours of such prestigious honour. 

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The design features a colour portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II shown in full Order of the Garter Robes by Alastair Barford. The obverse carries Her Majesty’s effigy exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.

Metal 1oz Proof Fine Silver Coloured Crown
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Issue Limit 1926

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