Reverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBSObverse designer: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse Design – specially commissioned for 2012 only
To mark such a historic year for The Queen it is only fitting that the obverse of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Silver Kilo bears a special design. The new obverse portrait, which only appeared in 2012, shows a contemporary effigy of Her Majesty The Queen wearing her Garter Robes. The Queen wears the Garter Robes when she attends the ‘Order of the Garter.’ This is the oldest and most senior British order of Chivalry, which honours those who have held public office, who have contributed in a particular way to national life, or who have served the sovereign personally.
Ian Rank-Broadley took his inspiration from a portrait relief of The Queen which he recently created and is displayed in the Garter Room of the Supreme Court. He describes this portrait as having dignity, gravitas and bearing.
Reverse: the reverse design, which only appeared on the UK gold and silver kilo coins has been specially created by Ian Rank-Broadley to mark this momentous event.
A brief annotation
As the UK’s offi cial coin producer for 1100 years, the Royal Mint wss delighted to release of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Offi cial UK Silver Kilo Coin.
It is only fitting that the largest UK coin ever struck to celebrate a Royal event should mark the
Queen’s 60-year reign. This magnificent coin is only the second silver kilo coin issued by the United Kingdom as legal tender. Due to the special significance of 2012 it bears a specially designed obverse portrait of The Queen which only appeared in 2012, commissioned for the Diamond Jubilee by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.