Wednesday, May 2, 2007

The Queen



Fifty years after her visit to Virginia for the 350th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement, Queen Elizabeth is repeating the visit for the 400th anniversary. Many things have changed in these 50 years, including the effigy used for the obverse of the coins of the United Kingdom. The first portrait was adopted in 1953, the second in 1968, the third in 1985, and the current one in 1998. Maundy coins are the exception, still bearing the original 1953 portrait.

1 comment:

Mike said...

We should all hope to age so gracefully!