Summary

Cupro-Nickel coin; Denomination: Crown
Royal Mint, London
Elizabeth II (1952- )

A crown is a 5 shilling coin. This commemorative crown was issued to commemorate the Coronation of Elizabeth II, 2 June 1953. This is a proof-of-record strike of the issue. The equestrian obverse was adapted from the Great Seal of the Realm.

Obverse Description

The Queen on horseback advancing to left dividing two crowned Royal cyphers EIIR; artist's initials, GL (Gilbert Ledward) by rear hoof; around above, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT OMN REGINA FIDEI DEFENSOR; around below, FIVE SHILLINGS

Reverse Description

Four flat topped shields forming a diagonal cross around a crown, the shields bear the arms of England (top left and bottom right), Scotland (top right) and Ireland (bottom left); between shields, a rose, shamrock, leek and thistle; the leek divides the date 1953

Edge Description

Incuse, + FAITH AND TRUTH I WILL BEAR UNTO YOU

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