Lifetime of Service by HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip - 2011 Unc. Cupro Nickel Coin - BIOT
- 2011 Unc. Cupro Nickel Coin
- Issued on Behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory
- Unlimited issue
- Part of a 5 coin series
To commemorate a Lifetime of Service by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip, five special coins have been released on behalf of Ascension Island, the British Indian Ocean Territory, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and the Isle of Man.
2012 will see the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II which commemorates sixty years as Monarch. Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey on 2nd June 1953 and during her reign, she has seen Twelve Prime Ministers, Six Archbishops, Five Popes and Five Wars and Conflicts. She has attended 256 official overseas visits to over 129 different countries and she is the first British monarch to visit China. She witnessed the Space landings in 1969 and has seen the rise of the digital age – television, mobile communication and the internet.
The British Indian Ocean Territory coin depicts a central design of the initials ‘E & P’ with a crown above the letters and features a border design of a cross and anchor. The British Indian Ocean Territory coin depicts a central design of the initials ‘E & P’ with a crown above the letters and features a border design of a cross and anchor.
|Government||British Indian Ocean Territory|
|Coin Metal||Cupro Nickel|
|Metal||Unc. Cupro Nickel|
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