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65th Anniversary of The Queen's Coronation

Description

To mark the 65th anniversary of The Queen's Coronation in 2018, we are delighted to depict Her Majesty at numerous events, including her 80th birthday and Golden Jubilee celebrations.

The stamps depict some of the words from the British National Anthem 'God Save The Queen' (also called 'God Save the King' during kingship), whose origins, in its present form, date back to the eighteenth century.

The origin of both words and the music is unknown, although its many candidates for authorship include John Bull (c.1562 -1628), Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1583 - c. 1633), Henry Purcell (c. 1639 - 95), and Henry Carey (c. 1687 - 1743). 'God Save The King' was first publicly performed in London in 1745, which came to be known as the National Anthem at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Specification

Date of Issue 23 May 2018
Printer Cartor Security Printing
Values 46p, 62p, 63p, 76p, 85p, 94p
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 33.35mm deep x 45mm wide
Paper 110gsm unwatermarked PVA adhesive
Sheet 10
Perforation 13.25 x 13.75
Cylinder A

65th Anniversary of The Queen's Coronation