• 1 Crown 1977, KM# 42, Isle of Man, Elizabeth II, 25th Anniversary of the Accession of Elizabeth II to the Throne, Silver Jubilee Appeal
  • 1 Crown 1977, KM# 42, Isle of Man, Elizabeth II, 25th Anniversary of the Accession of Elizabeth II to the Throne, Silver Jubilee Appeal
Description

The Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II marked the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the thrones of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms. It was celebrated with large-scale parties and parades throughout the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth throughout 1977.

Obverse

Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara. Lettering around outside, date below.

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara was a wedding present in 1947 from her grandmother, Queen Mary, who received it as a gift from the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland in 1893 on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of York, later George V. Made by E. Wolfe & Co., it was purchased from Garrard & Co. by a committee organised by Lady Eve Greville. In 1914, Mary adapted the tiara to take 13 diamonds in place of the large oriental pearls surmounting the tiara. At first, Elizabeth wore the tiara without its base and pearls but the base was reattached in 1969. The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara is one of Elizabeth's most recognisable pieces of jewellery due to its widespread use on British banknotes and coinage.

Mint mark: PM (Pobjoy Mint)
Engraver: Arnold Machin

ISLE OF MAN ELIZABETH II
PM
1977

Reverse

St Edward's Crown on top of the Elizabeth II monogram EIIR between arced olive branches with (at the bottom) the shield of the Manx triskelion.

The present Queen's cypher is EIIR, standing for Elizabeth II Regina (Latin for king and queen).

St Edward's Crown is one of the oldest Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom and the centrepiece of the coronation regalia. Named after Edward the Confessor, it has traditionally been used to crown English and British monarchs at their coronation ceremonies. The current version was made for the coronation of Charles II in 1661.

The Manx triskelion ("three legs of Mann") is the symbol of the Isle of Man's (also known as Mann). A triskelion of three legs conjoined at the thigh, which dates with certainty to the late 13th century, is of uncertain origin. The symbol appears in the island's official flag and official coat of arms, as well as its currency.

THE QUEEN`S SILVER JUBILEE APPEAL
EIIR
• ONE CROWN •

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3.17 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Pobjoy Mint (PM)

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