UCLan graduate, Jody Clark, earlier this year designed a portrait of the Queen for a new set of coins. Today it has been revealed it will also be a part of a commemorative coin celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 63rd year.
Clark has stated; “I really liked the four previous coin portraits – each one is strong in its own way. I hope that I’ve done Her Majesty justice and captured her as I intended, in a fitting representation
“The news that my design had been chosen was quite overwhelming, and I still can’t quite believe that my royal portrait will be featured on millions of coins, playing a small part in the Royal Mint’s 1,000-year history.”
Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest reigning monarch on September 9th 2015. The coin has been released to celebrate this and will feature all 5 portraits featured on coins throughout the 63 years.
The coin is limited edition and is worth £20.