80th birthday of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, legend around
Lettering: ELIZABETH II D·G·REG·F·D·
Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)
Engraver: Arnold Machin
Central portrait of the Queen Mother surrounded by a radiating pattern of symbolic bows and lions, which are an allusion to her family name.
QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER
AUGUST 4th 1980
Engraver: Richard Guyatt
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, she was known as Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, to avoid confusion with her daughter. She was the last Empress consort of India.
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