A brand new Gold Quarter Sovereign has been released to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Sapphire Coronation Jubilee which marks 65 years since Her Majesty was coronated in 1953.
Collectables firm The Bradford Exchange has released the new coin to celebrate this milestone when she becomes the first British monarch to reach the 65th anniversary of their coronation on Saturday 2nd June.
The 2018 Gold Quarter Sovereign features a portrait of the Queen on horseback, recalling a similar image which was used on the first commemorative coin of her reign, the 1953 Coronation Crown, and then on subsequent coins celebrating her Majesty’s Jubilees over the decades. However, this is the first time the equestrian portrait has been used on a Gold Quarter Sovereign, making it a ‘world first’ to mark this historic occasion.
Only 2,018 Gold Quarter Sovereigns are being issued, making this a limited edition coin that is expected to sell out quickly.
TO mark the official release of the coin, The Bradford Exchange presented one of them to The Horse Rangers Association at a ceremony at the charity’s stables at The Royal Mews. Two further coins that make up the full Sapphire Coronation Jubilee set were also donated, taking the full donation to a value of over £1,500.
The Horse Rangers Association was chosen to receive this donation as it is dedicated to supporting children and young people from all backgrounds and abilities by giving them the opportunity to develop confidence and life skills through learning to ride and care for horses. This is a cause close to royal hearts, with The Queen still enjoying riding at the age of ninety-two and with its patron being Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent.
Stephen Lee, Managing Director of Bradford Exchange, said: “With the 2018 Gold Quarter Sovereign being a ‘world first’ with its portrait of the Queen in the saddle, we could not have found a more appropriate and deserving charity to receive this donation. We are delighted that our coins will help The Horse Rangers Association to continue with the amazing support it gives children and teenagers, teaching them equestrian skills and responsibilities that help them build confidence and friendships that set them up for life.”
The Stable Manager of The Horse Rangers Association, Theresa Barrett, added: “What a great morning! We would like to thank The Bradford Exchange for their kind donation as we rely on fundraising and public support to keep the stables going. Having met the Queen, I know how incredibly passionate she is about horses and the positive impact they can have in encouraging children to develop and grow as individuals. It was therefore an honour to receive this equestrian coin commemorating Her Majesty’s Sapphire Coronation Jubilee.”
These coins are available to purchase for £98 exclusively at www.bradford.co.uk/goldcoin or by calling 0333 003 0019.