A long tradition continues by using the Great British national symbol Britannia. Britannia’s first appearance on British coinage was on the farthing in 1672. The current Britannia celebrates 63 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and features a new engraving by Jody Clark.
The Queen is 88 years old at the time of the new portrait, first introduced in 2015, and can be seen wearing the King George IV State Diadem – the crown worn for the State Opening of Parliament. She is also wearing special Diamond Jubilee drop pearl earrings.