Friday, August 14, 2015

Six Decades of Queen Elizabeth II as Seen through World Banknotes

Queen Elizabeth II ascended the British throne in 1952 at the age of 26. She turns 90 on April 21, 2016. Over the past six decades of her reign, the Queen's portraits graced many banknotes of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations.

The following banknotes with the Queen's portraits in roughly 10 year intervals represent six decades of her reign. One interesting observation - the Queens's hair style stays pretty much the same all these years.

1. Malaysia and British Borneo 1 Dollar 1953
Date of Original Portrait: 1952, age 26

2. Solomon Islands 10 Dollars (1984)
Date of Original Portrait: 1962, age 36

3. Isle of Man 50 Pounds (1983)
Date of Original Portrait: 1977, age 51

4. Australia 5 Dollars 1992
Date of Original Portrait: 1984, age 58

5. Bermuda 20 Dollars 2000
Date of Original Portrait: 1992, age 66

6. Jersey 100 Dollars 2012
Date of Original Portrait: 2004, age 78

7. Canada 20 Dollars 2012
Date of Original Portrait: 2010-2011, age 84-85

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