The decimal portrait is the second portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. First introduced on 5p and 10p coins in 1968 as an early test, the portrait came into full production with the Royal Mint in 1970 - coinciding with the planned decimalisation due to commence in 1971.
The sculptor and coin specialist Arnold Machin designed the coin, and the Queen is seen wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara – a wedding gift from grandmother Queen Mary in 1947. Interestingly the same portrait - following a few alterations - has been used on Royal Mail stamps since 1967.
As with all of the British gold sovereigns you can see St George slaying the dragon on the front of the coin, and the Queen's portrait on the reverse. It is accompanied by the Latin DEI GRATIA REGINA F.D which literally translates into English as 'By the Grace of God, Queen' and 'Defender of the Faith'.
This coin will be presented in an attractive black-velvet lined oak gift box.
At BullionByPost we dispatch our customer orders with the Royal Mail or the UPS courier service. We deliver all over the UK, as well as shipping to the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey. Listed below are the delivery options at this time.
Please note that the cut-off point for deliveries to be sent out for the next day via Royal Mail is 2pm.
Orders placed after 2pm on Friday will be dispatched on the following Monday. For Saturday Upgrade or UPS details, scroll down.
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