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 19 of 19 coins
NameMintageLegend
Silver Jubilee Crown, 1977 37,254,960 ELIZABETH · II DG · REG FD 1977
Five Pounds 2002 Golden Jubilee 1,734,622 ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF · AMOR · POPULI PRÆSIDIUM REG 2002
Platinum Ounce 2022 Platinum Jubilee 170 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee 199 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 200 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Fifteen Kilos 2022 Platinum Jubilee 1 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 15000 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Two Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee 1,000 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Five Pounds 2022 Platinum Jubilee, Equestrian Portrait 93,961 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Seven Kilos 2022 Platinum Jubilee 1 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 7000 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Ounce 2022 Platinum Jubilee 5,500 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Platinum Jubilee 1,000 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Kilo 2022 Platinum Jubilee 140 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Ten Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee 150 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Five Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee 129 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Ten Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee 44 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 500 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Platinum Jubilee 1,000 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Platinum Jubilee, Equestrian Portrait 390,676 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
Gold Five Kilos 2022 Platinum Jubilee 2 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5000 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Kilo 2022 Platinum Jubilee 14 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1000 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Two Kilos 2022 Platinum Jubilee 1 ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2000 POUNDS · 2022 ·
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Equestrian Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II: Details
Year1977
Personal InformationQueen Elizabeth II
CountryUnited Kingdom
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