The Queen Elizabeth II Birth Year Coin Set

The Queen Elizabeth II Birth Year Coin Set — the complete set of eight rare British circulating coins from 1926

  • All coins are heritage items painstakingly sourced by our experts and chosen for their excellent condition
  • These coins are all originals, not copies or reproductions and incredibly, are now nearly 100 years old
  • The set comprises five silver coins and three bronze coins all of them from 1926 — the silver half-crown, florin, shilling, sixpence (‘lucky’ silver sixpence) and threepence (of the kind baked into Christmas puddings). There are also the three bronze denominations, each of them proudly featuring Britannia seated holding a trident: the penny, half-penny and farthing (quarter penny)
  • The obverses feature the famous MacKennal effigy of King George V and on the reverses are the magnificent original Royal Mint heraldic coin designs now sadly lost from our coinage
  • Presented in a bespoke Presentation Box, each coin is individually encapsulated to protect and preserve it for future generations
  • Each set includes a Certificate of Authenticity booklet with fascinating information on the coins and the life of Queen Elizabeth II
  • In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, nothing could be more timely than owning the coins from the year of her birth
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The set that brings royal history and British coin history together in one definitive collector’s set

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has proved to be one of our greatest ever monarchs. Not only is she our longest reigning monarch, but in 2022 she celebrated her Platinum Jubilee — the only British monarch ever to do so. Today we are accustomed to coins being issued for all of our significant national events, but in 1926, her Majesty’s birth year, there were none. The true significance of Her Majesty’s birth would only be realised some ten years later when she became heir to the throne. Only the regular coins were struck for circulation. And even if you had been alive at the time of her birth, these coins were never released for collectors as a set. The Bradford Exchange heritage coin specialists are delighted to change that, with the Queen Elizabeth II Birth Year Coin Set. This is an incredible opportunity to celebrate 96 glorious years by owning the very coins released in the year of the Queen’s birth.

A complete set of rare British circulation coins minted in 1926 — a unique reminder of bygone times

Now you can own the complete set of eight circulation coins which celebrate and commemorate the auspicious 1926 birth of the baby who went on to become our greatest-ever monarch. This is the coinage minted during the reign of the Queen’s grandfather, King George V — from the humble farthing, through half-penny, threepence and sixpence to the shilling, florin and half-crown, these coins belong to a bygone era when money still had ‘the look’ and ‘the feel’ of money. The silver coins contained real silver, and our money had nicknames such as a ‘bob’, ‘tanner’ and ‘joey’. 

There are five silver coins: including the regal silver half-crown, (or ‘two-and-six’), florin (the first decimal coin at 1/10th of a pound), shilling, sixpence (‘lucky’ silver sixpence) and threepence (of the kind baked into Christmas puddings). There are also the three bronze denominations, each of them proudly featuring Britannia seated holding a trident: the penny, half-penny and farthing (quarter penny).  

In celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, nothing could be more timely than owning the coins from the year of her birth. 

This complete set of eight original coins from 1926 is the only ‘commemoration’ in coinage you are ever likely to find from the Queen's birth year. The availability of complete year sets — especially of this age — is diminishing year on year. These are truly the ‘commemoratives’ of Her Majesty’s exceptional life brought together in one historic set for her Platinum Jubilee year. What a superb way to not only pay tribute to Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee but to remind both ourselves and younger generations about the coinage and history of that era.

The eight coins in the 1921 British coin set:

Coin Year of Issue  Alloy  Diameter   Weight  Reverse Design
Half-Crown 1926 .500 Silver 32mm 14.14 g Royal shield of arms surrounded by the motto ‘Honi soit qui mal y pense’ (evil to him who evil thinks)

Florin

1926 .500 Silver 28.5mm 11.31g Crowned cruciform shields, sceptres in angles, divided date below

Shilling

1926 .500 Silver 24mm 5.65 g British Lion Statant Guardant
Sixpence

1926

.500 Silver

19mm 2.83 g  British Lion Statant Guardant

Threepence

1926 .500 Silver 16mm 1.41 g Large central 3 with a crown above, surrounded by a wreath 
Penny 1926 Bronze 30.5 mm 9.4 g The Seated figure of Britannia
Half Penny 1926 Bronze 25.4mm 5.7 g  The Seated figure of Britannia
Farthing 1926 Bronze 20mm 2.83 g The Seated figure of Britannia