Information about legend: ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF

ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF (1998 - )
LegendELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF
Full textELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FIDEI DEFENSATRIX
Translation

Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.

This legend is displayed on British coinage, including bullion and commemorative (various denominations of the sovereign type, as well as Crown-sized commemoratives and other Non-Circulating Legal Tender), issued during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

On coins carrying her Fourth Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley, the legend does not go completely around the reverse; where it is combined with the Fifth Portrait (by Jody Clark), the legend runs continuously around the rim and has dividers between every word, as: ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REGINA · FID · DEF ·.

By long-standing tradition, the legends of ruling British monarchs are rendered in Latin. On coinage, these are abbreviated because of the limited space available. Below, you can find a list of the individual coins that had it on their obverse.

ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA REGINA · FID · DEF - United Kingdom - Coins (117)
Coin NameMintageEffigy
Sovereign 1998 (Proof only) 10,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Double Sovereign 1998 (Proof only) 1,349 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Half Sovereign 1998 (Proof only) 6,147 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 1998 1,614 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Sovereign 1999 (Proof only) 11,903 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Half Sovereign 1999 (Proof only) 9,403 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 1999 1,961 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Half Sovereign 2000 154,280 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Double Sovereign 2000 (Proof only) 2,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Sovereign 2000 138,978 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 2000 1,994 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Sovereign 2001 58,377 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Half Sovereign 2001 99,359 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 2001 2,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Pounds 2002 Golden Jubilee 1,734,622
Half Sovereign 2002 Golden Jubilee 71,347 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Double Sovereign 2002 Golden Jubilee 6,947 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Sovereign 2002 Golden Jubilee 87,764 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 2002 Golden Jubilee 4,370 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Half Sovereign 2003 52,686 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 2003 2,862 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Sovereign 2003 55,663 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Double Sovereign 2003 (Proof only) 3,787 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Sovereign 2004 40,863 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Half Sovereign 2004 39,370 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 2004 2,749 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Double Sovereign 2005 (Proof only) 2,958 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Sovereign 2005 58,042 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 2005 3,097 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Half Sovereign 2005 35,310 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Double Sovereign 2006 (Proof only) 2,290 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Half Sovereign 2006 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Sovereign 2006 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 2006 2,481 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 2007 2,518 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Double Sovereign 2007 (Proof only) 2,401 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Half Sovereign 2007 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Sovereign 2007 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Double Sovereign 2008 (Proof only) 2,333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Sovereign 2008 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Half Sovereign 2008 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 2008 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Quarter Sovereign 2009 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Sovereign 2009 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Half Sovereign 2009 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 2009 2,750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Double Sovereign 2009 (Proof only) 2,416 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 2010 2,461 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Half Sovereign 2010 21,855 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Double Sovereign 2010 (Proof only) 2,019 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Quarter Sovereign 2010 14,992 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Sovereign 2010 252,814 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Pounds 2011 Prince Philip 47,704 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Sovereign 2011 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Double Sovereign 2011 (Proof only) 2,149 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Half Sovereign 2011 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Quarter Sovereign 2011 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 2011 1,685 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 2012 Diamond Jubilee 1,452 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Double Sovereign 2012 Diamond Jubilee 2,054 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Quarter Sovereign 2012 Diamond Jubilee 7,716 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Sovereign 2012 Diamond Jubilee 10,060 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Half Sovereign 2012 Diamond Jubilee 4,440 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 2013 650 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Half Sovereign 2013 2,914 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Sovereign 2013 10,938 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Quarter Sovereign 2013 3,425 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Double Sovereign 2013 2,019 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Sovereign 2014 4,695 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Double Sovereign 2014 1,516 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Quarter Sovereign 2014 (Proof only) 1,886 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Half Sovereign 2014 2,039 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 2014 1,050 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Double Sovereign 2015 (Fourth Portrait, proof only) 1,100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Five Sovereigns 2015 (Fourth Portrait) 1,116 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Half Sovereign 2015 (Fourth Portrait) 2,204 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Quarter Sovereign 2015 (Fourth Portrait, Proof only) 1,808 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Sovereign 2015 (Fourth Portrait) 5,436 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Double Sovereign 2015 (Fifth Portrait, proof only) 1,046 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Quarter Sovereign 2015 (Fifth Portrait, Proof only) 1,148 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Five Sovereigns 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 598 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Half Sovereign 2015 (Fifth Portrait, Proof only) 348 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Sovereign 2015 (Fifth Portrait) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Fifty Pounds 2015 Britannia 78,644 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Half Sovereign 2016 (Fifth Portrait) 472 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Five Sovereigns 2016 (Fifth Portrait) 996 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Sovereign 2016 (Fifth Portrait) 1,251 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Sixpence 2016 10,405 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Sovereign 2016 90th Birthday Portrait 7,995 Portrait by James Butler
Half Sovereign 2016 90th Birthday Portrait 1,995 Portrait by James Butler
Double Sovereign 2016 90th Birthday Portrait 925 Portrait by James Butler
Quarter Sovereign 2016 90th Birthday Portrait 1,727 Portrait by James Butler
Two Pounds 2016 Great Fire of London 1,689,347 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Five Sovereigns 2016 90th Birthday Portrait 575 Portrait by James Butler
Sovereign 2017 (Bullion) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Half Sovereign 2017 (Bullion) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Sixpence 2017 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Five Sovereigns 2018 Sapphire Jubilee unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Sixpence 2018 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Double Sovereign 2018 Sapphire Jubilee 1,600 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Sovereign 2018 Sapphire Jubilee unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Quarter Sovereign 2018 Sapphire Jubilee 4,650 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Half Sovereign 2018 Sapphire Jubilee 5,100 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Double Sovereign 2019 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Five Sovereigns 2019 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Quarter Sovereign 2019 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Half Sovereign 2019 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Sixpence 2019 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Sovereign 2019 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
One Penny 2019 Silver unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
One Penny 2020 Silver unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Quarter Sovereign 2020 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Sovereign 2020 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Double Sovereign 2020 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Half Sovereign 2020 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Five Sovereigns 2020 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Sixpence 2020 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
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Legend: Details
Year From1998
Year To
CountryUnited Kingdom
PersonQueen Elizabeth II
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