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Honouring Queen, Tower of London lighting up its wall coin display

British people saw it from across the Thames as they were shone onto the south wall of the Tower. The tower is the Royal Mint’s family home.

Celebrating Queen ’s 95th birthday and her crowning anniversary, the Royal Mint lighting up the Tower of London’s wall. It makes projections on the Tower of London of coins from the Queen’s reign.

Honouring Queen, Tower of London lighting up its wall coin display

The Tower of London shows coins displaying the five representations of the Queen. The coins used since she ascended the throne. Not only that, the latest commemorating £5 coin created to show her becoming the first British monarch to reach 95.

The projections declared for the 68th anniversary of Elizabeth’s crowning on June 2, 1953. Another reason is to bow the Queen before the official June 12 celebration of her birthday.

Seeing Queen’s coin from across the Thames

British people saw it from across the Thames as they were shone onto the south wall of the Tower. The tower is the Royal Mint’s family home.

The projection starts with a young Queen wearing a crown in 1953 which hit between the 17th and early 19th centuries. The next one was revealing Elizabeth displaying a tiara given as a wedding gift by Queen Mary, a version from 1968. Then the 1985 design representing her with the royal diadem she uses to open Parliament the high-realism 1998 edition. Next is the 2015 model in which the monarch shows the royal diadem diamond crown she wore at her crowning.

Marking the Queen’s throne by lighting the Tower of London

Clare Maclennan, divisional director of commemorative coin at The Royal Mint, explained that Queen Elizabeth II has graced every UK coin in the nation’s pocket with documenting the life of ‘heart and devotion’ to the public.

“Ahead of the Queen’s landmark 95th birthday, we wanted to distribute a special message on part of the nation to celebrating her life through her coins,” added her.

She also thought the projecting fit to lights up the Tower of London. The place also has a deep story. It is the Royal Mint first began making coins for British monarchs 1,100 years ago.

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