Queen Elizabeth II Official Sapphire Coronation Coin
Monday, 21 May 2018 | Gareth
The crowning of Her Majesty The Queen was transmitted live on TV; the very first time this exclusive and personal service had actually been shown to the general public. It marked a clean slate in the relationship between the monarchy and public and later on that day, The Queen echoed this through a radio broadcast:
“The ceremonies you have seen today are ancient...veiled in the mists of the past. But their spirit and their meaning shine through the ages never, perhaps, more brightly than now.”
Around its edge are engraved the words 'Shine Through The Ages', a homage to the commitment and dedication demonstrated by Her Majesty in the 65 years of making the speech. Each of the 6,500 coins is supplied in a black case with a pamphlet that tells the story of the crowning day and Her Majesty's commitment to public service.