90th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II Isle of Man Coin
Friday, 7 October 2016 | Gareth
We are pleased to reveal the release of the most recent addition to the series of coins from 6 various Overseas Territories to honor Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday. This stunning coin is launched on behalf of the Isle of Man.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marked another milestone in her renowned reign in 2016 with the celebrations of her 90th Birthday. Born in 1926, she is currently the longest ruling monarch in British history– and now, she has ended up being the very first to live into her ninth decade.The Queen normally spends her real birthday privately, however the occasion is marked by gun salutes in London at midday: a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21 gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62 gun salute at the Tower of London. As 2016 is such a turning point birthday a thanks offering service was held at St Paul’s Cathedral as well as a large street celebration for 10,000 visitors in London’s Mall.
The coin includes a portrait of Her Majesty drawn from her visitto the Isle of Man in 1989 along a smaller image of the island itself which shows her connection to the Isle of Man. Available in Proof Sterling Silver and struck to the highest quality with a stunning ‘proof’ finish.The design of the coin features a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from her visit to the Isle of Man in 1989 along with a privy mark highlighting the overview of the Isle of Man and its well-known Triskeles. The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.