The Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II

Portrait 7

Date of Original Portrait: 1952
Photographer: Dorothy Wilding
This profile of The Queen might be regarded as a portrait specifically prepared for use on coins, which traditionally show the profile of the monarch. However, the issuing authorities that chose to use this portrait had previously used a design which included profiles of King George V and King George VI. In order to maintain the Thomas De La Rue designs into the reign of Elizabeth II, it was necessary to have a suitable profile of Her Majesty.
Use of this Portrait:
  • Seychelles -- Nos. 11 to 13
  • Falkland Islands -- Nos. 7 to 11

© Peter Symes 2003