• 5 Pounds 2012, KM# 1216, United Kingdom (Great Britain), Elizabeth II, 60th Anniversary of the Accession of Elizabeth II to the Throne, Diamond Jubilee
  • 5 Pounds 2012, KM# 1216, United Kingdom (Great Britain), Elizabeth II, 60th Anniversary of the Accession of Elizabeth II to the Throne, Diamond Jubilee
Description

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates in 2012 sixty years since her accession to the throne in 1952. Royal Australian Mint celebrated her silver jubilee in 1977 with a circulation 50c release and again for HM's Golden Jubilee in 2003 with a special aluminium bronze commemorative 50c. The uncirculated coin minted as NCLT (not for circulation) in a collector card.

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Obverse

Depicts crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right wearing the robes of the Order of the Garter, legend around.

The Most Noble Order of the Garter is an order of chivalry founded by Edward III of England in 1348. It is the most senior order of knighthood in the British honours system, outranked in precedence only by the Victoria Cross and the George Cross. The Order of the Garter is dedicated to the image and arms of Saint George, England's patron saint.

ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FIDEI DEFENSATRIX means Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen and Defender of the Faith.

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

ELIZABETH·II·D·G REG·F·D·FIVE POUNDS
IRB

Reverse

Young laureate portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, the Latin phrase DIRIGE DEUS GRESSUS MEOS – "May God direct my steps" in front, date behind.

2012
DIR
IGE
DEVS
GRESSVS
MEOS
IRB

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 2.89 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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