2017 Royal Cypher – Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee

  • Celebrating the first ever Sapphire Jubilee of a British Monarch
  • Beautiful Cypher of HM Queen Elizabeth II design
  • 1,952 Issue Limit to reflect the year of accession
  • Produced in Britain by Pobjoy Mint manufacturer of luxurious coins

The Coin

The design on the coin features the Royal Cypher of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II which, amongst other places, appears on the gates of the Tower of London. The Cypher itself consists of The Queen’s initials surrounded by flowers and plants representing the United Kingdom. The Rose for England, the Daffodil for Wales, the Thistle for Scotland and the Shamrock representing Northern Ireland. The obverse features the Pobjoy effigy in high detail.

In order to reflect the year that the longest serving British Monarch ascended to the throne, Pobjoy Mint is striking 1,952 of these Proof Sterling Silver coins and 10,000 in Unc. Cupro Nickel on behalf of Ascension Island. All of our proof coins are produced to the highest quality and have been struck four times to create a glorious mirror finish.

2017 Pobjoy Mint Cu-Ni Silver Sapphire Jubilee Coin

Behind the Coin

The use of a Royal Cypher originates in the Commonwealth Realms, where the public use of the royal initials dates from the early Tudor period and is simply the initial of the Sovereign with the addition of the letter R for Rex or Regina. The Sovereign uses the same Cypher throughout all of his or her countries.

Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne at the age of 25, upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952, and was proclaimed Queen by her various privy and executive councils shortly afterwards. The coronation took place more than a year later due to the tradition that holding such a festival is inappropriate during the period of mourning following the death of a monarch. In the ceremony itself, at Westminster Abbey, Princess Elizabeth swore an oath to uphold the law and govern the Church of England.

2017 Pobjoy Mint Cu-Ni Silver Sapphire Jubilee CoinQueen Elizabeth II became the longest reining monarch in 2015 when she overtook her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. The recent death of Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej means HM Queen Elizabeth II of Britain and the Commonwealth Realms has now become the world’s longest-reigning living monarch.

Coin Specifications

Metal: .925 Sterling Silver, CuNi
Diameter: 38.60 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Issue Limit: Silver: 1,952; CuNi: 10,000

Presentation

This Proof Sterling silver coin is protected by an acrylic capsule and set in a suede effect insert. We then package it in a beautiful red box and include a Certificate of Authenticity. The Uncirculated Cupro Nickel coins come raw in a tube. Pobjoy Mint Pouches are extra.

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Royal Crest – Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee

  • Featuring the Royal Crest in Sapphire Titanium!
  • Celebrating the first ever Sapphire Jubilee of a British Monarch
  • Exclusive Pobjoy Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1,952 available in Silver to replicate the year of accession

Queen Elizabeth II is unique in that she is the first ever British Monarch to have a reign long enough to achieve a Sapphire Jubilee. We have decided to honor Her Majesty by releasing a coin featuring the Royal Crest.

The Royal Crest featured on the design has evolved over nine centuries since Richard the Lionheart chose three lions to represent England. The Crest appears on the gates of Buckingham Palaces and shows the shield of the UK Royal Arms supported by the English Lion on the left and the Scottish Unicorn on the right.

The patron Saint of England, St. George, is shown just below the crest. The obverse features the Pobjoy exclusive effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II in exceptional detail. As Titanium reacts differently with every strike each of the 7,500 Titanium coins are technically different and vary slightly in color. There is also a lined effect that is present on the coins which is unique to this metal. In order to represent the year that the longest serving British Monarch took to the throne Pobjoy Mint is striking 1,952 of the 1oz proof sterling silver coins.

Coin Specifications

Metal: Blue Titanium, .925 Sterling Silver, CuNi
Diameter: Titanium: 36.10 mm; Silver & CuNi: 38.60 mm
Weight: Titanium: 10 g; Silver & CuNi: 28.28 g
Issue Limit: Titanium: 7,500; Silver: 1,952; CuNi: 10,000

Presentation

The Titanium and the Proof Sterling silver coin are protected by an acrylic capsule and then packaged in a beautiful red box and include a Certificate of Authenticity. The Cupro nickel Coin is shipped raw in tubes.

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