As the UK’s longest-reigning monarch, Elizabeth II’s unexpected role as queen was undoubtedly shaped by her experiences as a princess during the Second World War. She became the first female member of the Royal Family to become a full-time, active member of the military. In doing so, she gained a unique perspective on the demands of such service, and her personal experiences shaped her role as queen and made the armed forces an important element of her reign. Collect this exciting coin that was also part of a unique series issued by England’s Royal Mint to celebrate the life of the UK’s longest-reigning monarch—produced in conjunction with 11 Commonwealth countries. Limited to 15,000 coins worldwide—a rare, must-have collectible for royal watchers and historians.
The reverse image presents Canadian artist Trevor Tennant’s interpretation of a photograph by The Canadian Press featuring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II reviewing the guard of honour aboard HMCS St. John’s to take part in an international fleet review on June 29, 2010 in Halifax. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.