Information about effigy: Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II
United Kingdom / Silver Jubilee Crown, 1977

An equestrian effigy of the Queen has been used on some coins marking special royal occasions.

The first of these was designed by Arnold Machin, who also designed the Queen's second definitive effigy. in 1977:
Equestrian effigy (riding a horse, to left) of Queen Elizabeth II within (and partly breaking out of) a beaded circle. All around, the monarch's legend ELIZABETH · II DG · REG FD·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith. Below, separated from the legend by two floral sprigs, the date 1977.

Another equestrian portrait was created in 2002 for the Golden Jubilee by Ian Rank-Broadley, who also designed the Queen's fourth definitive effigy.

In 2022, a similar effigy was created by John Bergdahl for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee (70 years on the throne).

Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II - Example/s on coins
United Kingdom / Silver Jubilee Crown, 1977

1977 Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

United Kingdom / Silver Jubilee Crown, 1977

The portrait by Arnold Machin was only used on the Silver Jubilee commemorative crown coin.

United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2002 Golden Jubilee

2002 Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2002 Golden Jubilee

The portrait by Ian-Rank Broadley was only used on the Golden Jubilee commemorative crown coin, with a silver and gold version.

United Kingdom / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee

Equestrian Effigy by John Berghdal

United Kingdom / Silver Two Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee

This effigy was used on a series of commemorative coins issued in 2022.

Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II - showing 13 of 13 coins
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Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II: Details
Year1977
Personal InformationQueen Elizabeth II
CountryUnited Kingdom
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