The QEII 2002 Golden Jubilee Coin and Stamp Set is a complete set of British coins of the Golden Jubilee year 2002, including the commemorative crown issued for the event featuring the prestigious Equestrian Portrait of Her Majesty, and on the other side a bust of Her Majesty not used on any other coin.
This set also includes all five commemorative stamps released for the Golden Jubilee which feature five studio portraits of Her Majesty through five decades of her reign, and all by famous artists. All five stamps are in mint condition.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLDEN JUBILEE OF 2002 CROWN
The Golden Jubilee crown featured an Equestrian Portrait of Her Majesty carrying on the tradition which had begun with the 1953 Coronation crown and then continued with the first jubilee crown of 1977. The legend includes the phrase AMOR POPULI PRAESIDIVM REG(INAE) which means “The love of the people is the Queen’s protection”.
On the obverse side it featured a new portrait of Her Majesty by Ian Rank-Broadley and it is the only coin ever to feature it. This portrait combines dignity with the informality in the person of the Queen on the occasion of her 50th year of reign. The coin in this set is in Proof quality – the highest possible quality.
This and all the coins following feature the 4th coinage portrait of Her Majesty by Ian Rank-Broadley, on the obverse side. On the reverse side Four concentric circles depicting Man’s technological advancement from Iron Age to Internet
This design has only been used on the £1 coin on three occasions: 1997, 2002 and 2008
Reverse: Britannia seated on shield holding trident andolive branch with a lion at feet
Reverse: Crowned double
Reverse: Lion passant guardant
Reverse: Crowned thistle
Reverse: Plumes within a coronet – the badge of the Prince of Wales
Reverse: Crowned Portcullis
On the 6th of February 2002 (the 50th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne) a set of five stamps was released to celebrate the Golden Jubilee. Each features a striking studio portrait of Her Majesty, in black and white, by a famous photographer. The five portraits represent the five decades of her reign.
The stamps, and the portraits are:
2nd Class stamp – the 1952 portrait by Dorothy Wilding, upon which all British stamp portraits were based in the early part of the reign
1st Class stamp – 1968 portrait by Cecil Beaton
E (Europe letter) stamp – 1978 portrait by Lord Snowdon, former husband of Princess Margaret, the Queen’s sister
45p stamp – 1984 portrait by Yousef Karsh
65p stamp – 1996 portrait by Tim Graham